The Kolkata Police on Wednesday morning lodged an unnatural death case at the New Market police station into the sudden death of KK.
Kolkata: A day after popular singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, fondly known as KK, died in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that the state government will pay tributes to the singer with a gun salute.
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.”
KK was performing at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata at a programme organised by Gurudas college when he fell ill. Around 8:30 pm he left for his hotel and when his condition deteriorated, he was admitted to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) hospital where the 53-year-old singer breathed his last.
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.”