The cricket fraternity is saddened by the untimely demise of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and other former players, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, and Yuvraj Singh expressed grief and offer condolences to the singer’s family.
KK performed at a concert organized by Gurudas College at Kolkata’s Nazrul Mancha auditorium yesterday, May 31. He felt heavy after reaching his hotel, and collapsed, said the officials. KK was taken to a nearby private hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. The doctors said they suspected “cardiac arrest” to be the cause of the death.
“KK was brought to the hospital around 10 pm. It’s unfortunate that we could not treat him,” a senior official of the hospital said.
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passes away post his performance in Kolkata.
— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2022
KK was born on August 23, 1968, He recorded songs in several languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali. The singer will be always remembered for songs like ‘Pyaar Ke Pal’, ‘Yaaron’, ‘O Meri Jaan’, among many others.
Cricketers express grief at the untimely death of Singer KK
Meanwhile, tributes started pouring in from the cricket fraternity for the versatile singer. They expressed grief at the passing of the 53-year-old singer and remembered his legacy.
Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted to KK’s untimely death:
Former India cricketer, Virender Sehwag expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the singer. He wrote,
“Tragic to hear about the passing away of KK after falling ill while performing in Kolkata. Another reminder of how fragile life is. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.”
Tragic to hear about the passing away of KK after falling ill while performing in Kolkata. Another reminder of how fragile life is. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/43B3dzykP3
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 31, 2022
Virat Kohli called KK a “magnificent singer of our times”. He wrote, “Lost a magnificent singer of our times and so suddenly. Condolences to his family and close ones. #KK “
Lost a magnificent singer of our times and so suddenly. Condolences to his family and close ones. #KK🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 1, 2022
Former India cricketer Anil Kumble wrote, “Deeply saddened by the passing of KK. Condolences to his family and friends.”
Deeply saddened by the passing of KK. Condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 1, 2022
Wasim Jaffer shared a verse from KK’s famous song ‘Pal’ to remember and pay tribute to the singer. He wrote, “Hum Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal Kal Yaad Aayenge Yeh Pal “Heartbreaking to know that KK is no more. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends.”
"Hum Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal
Kal Yaad Aayenge Yeh Pal" 💔
Heartbreaking to know that KK is no more. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/jwgwvyPETd
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 1, 2022
Hum, rahen ya na rahen kal
Kal yaad aayenge ke ye pal
Pal, ye hain pyar ke pal
Chal, aa mere sang chal
Chal, soche kya
Chhoti si, hai zindagi
Kal, mil jaaye to hogi khush-naseebi!
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) May 31, 2022
“𝘏𝘶𝘮, 𝘳𝘢𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘢 𝘯𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘢𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘺𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘭…”
Shocking news coming in from Kolkata. Rest In Peace KK 💐
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 31, 2022
Absolutely shocked, this is such a tragic loss. Your songs will forever remain in our hearts, you are a Legend. Gone too soon KK..
More strength to the loved ones! Om Shanti 🙏
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 1, 2022
Deeply saddened to hear about KK’s untimely demise. Pal…yaad aayenge woh pal. It’s been such a dreadful year…too many good people gone too soon. May your soul R.I.P.
You’ll continue to live in our hearts through your songs…forever.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 1, 2022
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 31, 2022
Devastated to know about sudden death of playback singer #KK. His soulful & melodious songs could easily connect with the hearts of millons of people . My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and followers. May his pious soul rest in peace
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 1, 2022