KK’s family will fly back to Mumbai with his body from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
Kolkata: The mortal remains of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, fondly known as KK, was briefly kept at the Rabindra Sadan premise in Kolkata for fans to pay tributes. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and KK’s family members paid floral tributes to him.
The singer was also given a gun salute by the West Bengal government. His family will fly back to Mumbai with his body from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
KK had fallen ill while performing at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata on Tuesday at a programme organised by Gurudas College. Around 8.30 pm he left the auditorium for his hotel and when his condition deteriorated, he was admitted to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute Hospital where the 53-year-old singer breathed his last.
Meanwhile, the Kolkata Police on Wednesday morning lodged an unnatural death case at the New Market police station into the sudden death of the singer and a postmortem will be carried out at the state-run SSKM Hospital, the police said. His family members reached Kolkata on Wednesday morning.
In the morning, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and wrote, “The sudden and untimely demise of the Bollywood playback singer KK shocks and saddens us. My colleagues have been working from last night to ensure that all requisite support is given for necessary formalities, his rites and to his family now. My deep condolences.”
Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions as struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”