Famous Indian singer KK has passed away at the age of 53.
The beloved songwriter, whose full name is Krishnakumar Konath, died in Kolkata, India on Tuesday after collapsing hours after his concert, the Times of India reported.
KK was in town for two days of concerts and started feeling ill during a Tuesday night performance in front of a thousand attendees.
Local media reported that his group lasted for about an hour, after which he collapsed in his hotel room.
The singer – who boasted about 300,000 followers on Instagram – was taken to hospital but doctors couldn’t save her. According to the outlet, KK eventually suffered a heart attack.
The singer was famous for his versatility on stage. He has recorded and performed popular songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali – contributing to his ever growing fan base.
After news of his tragic death emerged, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a moving tribute on Twitter.
“Sad for the untimely death of famous singer Krishnakumar Kunath, better known as KK,” chirp.
His songs reflected a wide range of emotions and also struck a chord in people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs.
“My condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
KK’s manager, Shubham Bhatt, took to Instagram to share a photo with KK and other members of his team, writing, “The most memorable and best years of my life. Speechless.”
KK put his name on the map after the release of his debut single album “Pal” in 1999.
He then got his first Bollywood role with the song “Tadap Tadap Ke” from the hit 1999 movie, “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”.
His other famous songs include “Tune Maari Entriyaan” and “Sach Keh Raha Hai” from the movie “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein”.
KK has left behind his wife and two children, who are scheduled to fly to Kolkata on Wednesday, according to Indian Express.
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