KOLKATA: A statue of singer KK was installed at Gurudas Mahavidyalaya in Kolkata on Wednesday on his first death anniversary. This is the same college where the ‘Yad Aayenge Ye Pal’ hitmaker performed his last song before leaving for his heavenly abode. By students and staff, K.K. A few flowers were placed on the statue to pay tribute to the famous artist. The college administration also added a musical touch to the inauguration ceremony.
Speaking to ANI, local councilor Amal Chakraborty said, “KK was a magical person with his magical voice. It is very sad that the Gurudas College function was his last concert.”
Late singer Krishna Kumar Kunath, fondly called KK, breathed his last on the night of May 31. The 53-year-old singer passed away while performing for a college fest at Kolkata’s Nazrul Manch. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared brought dead as he fell ill during the protest. The cause of death was reportedly a heart attack.
KK said AR. Rahman’s hit songs ‘Kalluri Sale’ and ‘Hello Dr.’ Started as a playback singer in Qadir’s ‘Kadal Desham’. And then with ‘Strawberry Kanne’ in AVM Productions musical ‘Minsara Kanvu’. Finally, he made his debut as a Bollywood playback singer in 1999, with ‘Tadap Tadap’ in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.
However, before that, he had sung a small part in Gulzar’s song ‘Chod Aye Hum’ from ‘Machis’ but in the same year, he came out with his first solo album titled ‘Pal’ with music by Leslie Lewis. .
Every kid of the 90s loved KK for the album’s title track ‘Pal’ and ‘Yaaran’. will always remember who gave friendship goals to most school children. His voice created a connection with listeners that left them wanting more and such an emotional connection that even today, these songs are played at school and office farewells. KK Also appeared in the song ‘Josh of India’ to support the Indian people. The cricket team during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
She sang ‘Jab Bhi Koi Hasina’ for the next film ‘Hera Pheri’ and by 2001, KK had sung songs like ‘Jhank Jhank Baje’ for the film ‘Farz’, ‘Mil Jae Khazana’ for ‘Yeh Tera Ghar Ih Mera Ghar’. ’ and ‘Aja Gufawan Me’ for ‘Aksa’. The following year he sang ‘Dola Re Dola’ and ‘Mar Dala’ for the film ‘Devdas’ and ‘Bardasht’ for Abbas Mastan’s ‘Hamraz’. Over the next few years, he continued to give Bollywood hit numbers in several films and finally in the year 2008, KK released his second album ‘Humsafar’ in which the song ‘Raina Bhai Kari’ was a mix with Bengali baul da rock and featured SD Burman had complexion. Apart from this, KK also sang an English rock ballad ‘Cineria’.
In the year 2010, she was seen singing songs like ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’ and ‘Dil Kion Ih Mera’ for the film ‘Kites’. In 2013, KK sang for an international album, ‘Rise Up – Colors of Peace’, which included songs written by Turkish poet Fethullah Gülen and performed by artists from 12 countries. He recorded a song called ‘Rose of My Heart’ for the album.
In his nearly 3-decade-long career, KK sang over 500 songs in Hindi and over 200 songs in Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam languages.
He has also received various honors, including two Screen Awards for Best Playback Singer – Male (Non-Film Music) and many more. KK married his childhood sweetheart Jyoti Krishna in 1991 and they had two children, Nakul and Tamara.