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KK’s Funeral: Family Performs Last Rites As Fans, Celebs Bid Adieu

Celebs from the music industry joined the grieving family at the cremation ground to mourn the loss of the popular singer. 

(Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani)

New Delhi: Singer KK, whose real name was Krishnakumar Kunnath, died in Kolkata on Tuesday. His body has been brought back to Mumbai and the funeral began on Thursday afternoon at Versova Hindu Cemetery. KK’s film and music industry colleagues arrived for the funeral and paid their final respects to the singer.

His son Nakul performed the rituals and his wife Jyoti bid him a tearful goodbye. After Antim Darshan at his place, KK’s final journey to the cremation ground began. Celebs from the music industry joined the grieving family at the cremation ground to mourn the loss of the popular singer.

(Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani)
(Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani)

As KK’s final journey began, lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar arrived to offer condolences to the late singer’s family. Offering condolences to the bereaved family, several celebs arrived for KK’s final antim darshan. The last rites took place at 1 PM today. 

(Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani)
(Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani)

KK fell ill while performing at an event in Kolkata on May 31 and was shifted to the hospital, where he was declared dead. He was just 54 years old and is survived by his wife and children.

(Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani)

One of the most versatile singers of the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali. He is best known for his songs like “Zindagi Do Pal Ki” from the movie Kites, “Aankhon Mein Teri” from the movie Om Shanti Om, “Khuda Jaane” from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, “Tadap Tadap” from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Every ’90s kid will always remember KK for the album’s title track ‘Pal’ and also ‘Yaaron’ which gave most school kids friendship goals. His voice struck a connection with listeners that left them wanting for more and such was the emotional connect that even today, these songs are played in school and office farewells.

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