Hours later Bollywood singer KK’s shocking death after a concert in Kolkata, a video showed him appearing unwell while being rushed out of the auditorium Nazrul Mancha. He went back to his hotel where his condition reportedly worsened. He reportedly suffered from chest pain and died on his way to hospital. KK was sweating profusely as he took a break to wipe his face. Other voices in the video were heard saying, “Bohot zyada garam hai (it is very hot)”. At one point, KK was seen gesturing to a man on stage and appeared to be talking about the air-conditioning.
The cause of the singer’s death remains unknown and a post-mortem report is awaited. Police have registered a case of unnatural death, as per sources.
It is said that the Nazrul Manch auditorium in South Kolkata was overcrowded and the heat became oppressive during the program. While the Nazrul Mancha has a capacity of about 2,400, social media posts claimed that many more people had entered the venue where KK was performing for a college event.
The 53-year-old singer was rushed to CMRI hospital in Kolkata after he fell ill. Doctors declared him dead.
KK, or Krishnakumar Kunnath, was known for some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, like ‘Pal’ and ‘Yaaron’. His songs almost gained cult status among teens in the late 1990s, and his voice was common at school and college farewells and teen cultural events.
He has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, among other languages.