In 1991, KK married Jyothy, his childhood sweetheart.
On Tuesday, Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known by his stage as KK, died in Kolkata. His death came as a complete shock to the music and entertainment industries. After singing at Nazrul Mancha for Gurudas College’s fest, the 53-year-old musician reportedly fell ill and returned to his hotel. He was brought to the hospital when his condition worsened, where doctors reportedly proclaimed him dead on arrival. While additional information about his tragic death is forthcoming, here is a glance at the family of the ‘Dil Ibadat’ singer.
In 1991, KK married Jyothy, his childhood sweetheart. His wife Jyothy and their two children, Nakul Krishna Kunnath and Tamara Kunnath, are his only survivors. The body has been submitted for a post-mortem, according to West Bengal Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Arup Biswas. “His family members have been informed. They are likely to reach Kolkata on Wednesday morning,” Biswas remarked. IANS, a news agency, cited him.
For many years, KK has been a fan favourite, and his place in the music industry has been solidified. The legendary vocalist had a devoted following that spanned generations. His business peers, as well as a slew of grieving admirers, have expressed their condolences to the soulful singer, whose songs inspired people to trust in love and camaraderie.
KK is a versatile singer who has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali, among other languages. He was born on August 23, 1968. His debut album, ‘Pal,’ was released in 1999. He went on to sing in multiple films and provide chart-topping hits that are still on our favourite playlist.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Ajay Devgn, was KK’s first Bollywood film. He rose to fame because to his mournful yet soulful voice on the smash song Tadap Tadap, and he hasn’t looked back since. Songs like ‘Pyaar Ke Pal,’ ‘Yaaron,’ ‘O Meri Jaan,’ ‘Khuda Jaane,’ ‘Zara sa,’ ‘Dil Ibaadat,’ love anthem ‘Pehla Pela Pyaar,’ and ‘Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana’ will be remembered for the guy with the golden voice.’