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Indian singer KK dies after falling ill during concert

The singer was performing at a crowded indoor stadium in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata when he complained of uneasiness.

Indian singer KK dies after falling ill during concert

In this file photo taken on October 20, 2010 Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, performs during a musical evening featuring the soundtrack of Hindi film “Guzaarish” in Mumbai. KK died of a heart attack at age 53 after a concert on May 31, 2022, Indian media reported. (Photo: AFP)

Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, died on Tuesday (May 31) night after falling ill in the middle of a concert, local media reported.

Kunnath was performing at a crowded indoor stadium in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata when he complained of uneasiness. He was rushed to a hospital, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported.

Tributes to the singer, who was 53, poured in on social media, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Bollywood singers and actors expressing condolences.

"His songs reflected a wide range of emotions as (they) struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs," Modi said on Twitter.

Kunnath had sung several songs for Bollywood films and music albums and frequently performed at live concerts.

Source: Reuters/sr

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