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Krishnakumar Kunnath : Some Lesser Known Facts About KK

Singer KK pass away in Kolkata. The 53-year-old singer was performing at a college fest in the city when he reportedly fell ill and was declare dead at Kolkata’s CMRI hospital.

KK, the singer shot to fame with his debut album Pal, which featured tracks like “Pal”, “Yaaron”.

The Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam song “Tadap Tadap Ke” was a big turning point in KK’s career.

Singer-songwriter Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK.

The unfortunate news of his death sent shockwaves in the music fraternity and his fans.

Some of them got to witness his last concert in Kolkata after which he fell ill.

After reaching the hospital KK was declare ‘brought dead.

Even though he’s no longer around, K.K. will be remember by his fans for his mellifluous voice that lingers with the nation.

His music will continue to be an integral part of the lives of every 90s kid for a long time to come.

KK, born in Delhi in a Malayali family to CS Menon and Kunnath Kanakavalli start his career as an advertisement jingle singer before making his debut in movies with AR Rahman’s composition.

KK debut album was release in 1999.

Few Lesser Known Facts about KK.
  • In 1994, KK move to Mumbai to pursue his music career.
  • In an interview with Sony Music India, KK talk about his wife Jyoti and how she support him throughout his journey.
  • KK sang over 3500 jingles in 11 languages before he got his break.
  • KK was the voice for ads with Hero Honda, Colgate, Nerolac paints, and many TV shows.
  • According to a media report, KK was spot by Hariharan while he was in Delhi.
  • KK was then encourage to move to Mumbai.
  • According to a media report, KK did not have a trained classical musician.
  • KK visit a music school for a couple of days, but it wasn’t something that he was passionate about so his father didn’t force him.
  • KK said that he was able to learn music by just hearing it.
  • KK had more reasons not to go to a music class after learning that legendary singer Kishore Kumar never learn music.
  • KK’s debut in Hindi movies was with the song “Chod Aaye Hum Woh Galiyan” from Maachis.
  • KK was accompanied by Hariharan, Sehgal, and Wadkar.
  • The song was compose by Vishal Bhardwaj.
  • KK was a part of the jury of Fame Gurukul, a television reality show that gave Arijit Singh his first taste of fame.
  • KK didn’t appear in other reality shows.
  • KK had also sung an English Rock Ballad “Cineraria”.
  • KK also has sung a song “Tanha Chala” for the Pakistani TV show The Ghost which was air on Hum TV in 2008.
  • The song was compose by Farrukh Abid and Shoiab Farrukh, and Momina Duraid pen the lyrics. 
  • KK had discuss in an interview that he work in the hotel industry before moving to Mumbai in 1994 to pursue music.
  • Apart from Hindi, KK sang in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati and Assamese.
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