The passing off singer KK yesterday (31 May 2022) hit the entire Indian music industry like a truck. It was all so sudden, came out of nowhere and absolutely unpredictable. The news was a truly shocking one for all the fans and people alike as the singer provided the world with some of the most memorable songs that are just as popular now as they were back in the day when it first released. This unfathomable demise has especially made a big impact on the film industry as they lost one of their own and it seems to looks like coming back from it will take some time.
Numerous celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Vishal Dadlani and R. Madhavan and several others offered their condolences, grieved and mourned the unfortunate passing of KK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too came forward to pay his last respects to KK on Twitter on Tuesday night. World renowned Indian music composer A.R. Rahman also mourned the untimely demise of the singer. He took to his official Twitter handle and shared, "Dear KK ..what’s the hurry buddy ..gifted singers and artists like you made this life more bearable..#RIPKK".
Dear KK ..what’s the hurry buddy ..gifted singers and artists like you made this life more bearable..#RIPKK— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) June 1, 2022
But that is not it. Actor Suriya also was not able to hold back. He was saddened by the passing of KK who sang 'Uyirin Uyirae' for the movie Kaakha Kaakha which catapulted Suriya into stardom. The Jai Bhim actor took to his official Twitter handle to convey his feeling on the the occurrence. He shared, "Your voice will always remain in our hearts! #UyirinUyire and many more…! #RIPKK".
Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) June 1, 2022
AT only 53 years of age, Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) has been a prominent name in the music scene in the Indian music industry. He was one of the most versatile singers and recorded songs in multiple languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati. His untimely death after a concert in Kolkata shook the film fraternity and made waves across India. KK had sung some iconic songs in his time that are still widely recognized to this day and has in turn become a huge part of Indian music pop-culture.