Krishnakumar Kunnath, who was popularly known as KK, died after his concert on Tuesday which was held in Kolkata, India. The singer, aged 53, is suspected to have died of a heart attack.
Ironically, the last song performed in his concert was his debut song titled Pal (moment) which talks of how life is one fleeting moment and that those moments will be remembered long after one is gone. Well, KK was not wrong for he is immortalized through his songs which will be remembered and will provide warmth to one’s heart that is lost and is searching for love.
KK’s voice provides a sense of nostalgia, especially to the ’90s generation who had grown up listening to his songs. The man who started on the journey of becoming a famous Indian playback singer by recording jingles is an inspiration to many young artists as well who are still navigating the path to success.
While KK’s songs like Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), and Piya Aae Na (Aashiqui 2) ring about the pain of separation in love, songs like Make some noise for the Desi Boyz (Desi Boyz) and Dus Bahane (Dus) invite people to take the dance floor.
The versatility of the singer in portraying a wide range of emotions is not unknown to the Indian audience. And yet, the expression of love that is ever-present in his songs surpasses all other emotions. Songs like Aankhon Mein Teri (Om Shanti Om) and Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno) portray the beloved through the eyes of the lover and transport the listeners to a world that is inhabited by the solitary lovers.
KK and his voice will surely be missed by all of us.