Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK , shocked the entire nation due to his untimely demise on May 31, 2022. The 53-year-old singer who was performing at a concert in Kolkata’s Nazrul Manch had rushed out of there after he complained of chest pain. He was then taken to his hotel room where he collapsed and was soon rushed to a private hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors. As per reports, the singer had suffered a massive cardiac arrest due to which he had unfortunately passed away.
From the time the news of KK’s demise went viral, tributes from fans across the world continued to pour in across various social media platforms. Every fan wrote long odes to his soulful songs which beautifully celebrates human moments and emotions and has the capacity to soothe the hearts and minds of every listener. The most noteworthy aspect of his iconic songs was his way of singing that seems to bring life to every line of a lyric and give goosebumps to the one listening to it. With his melodious voice, KK had given us some treasures of songs that literally seems to make us completely lose sense of our surroundings and delve deep into a world that seem to be brought alive by the lyrics. As his evergreen songs celebrates remarkable moments and emotions of this short human life, a number of them are played at various functions and all the listeners accordingly reverberate with it as it always strikes a chord whenever it is tuned or played. Moreover, all of KK’s songs can entertain and make us happy even if we continue to play it on loop for hours and there is simply no question of getting bored by it.
KK, who was an alumnus of Delhi’s Mount St Mary’s School and Kirori Mal College, began his career in music by singing for advertisement jingles. In a span of four years, he sang more than 3,500 jingles across 11 languages. He made his debut as a Bollywood singer with the song Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil Se from the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The singer is survived by his wife Jyothy Krishna and two children- son Nakul Krishna Kunnath and daughter Tamara Kunnath.
Here are some iconic songs of KK that truly celebrates the most noteworthy moments and feelings of this brief period of human life-
Yeh Pal – The perfect song to give a cheerful farewell when the moment of missing something/ someone terribly hits us
Every kind of farewell celebration back in our school and college days was incomplete without KK’s evergreen song Yeh Pal. When the tunes of this song reverberated through the air, it was hard for everyone to stop themselves from shedding a few tears or look gloomy and therefore watery eyes and curved or moody lips were a sight to be seen everywhere. It had been made into a traditional farewell song in academic circles by students to give a farewell on a beautiful note to the ones going out from the educational institutions. As the lyrics said, beautiful moments of life should be cherished as good memories even if we do not get a lucky chance to meet our loved ones with the quick passing of days in this already short period of life on Earth.
Ajab Si- The special feeling that hits our hearts on initially realizing that we are in love with the person who has occupied a wonderful place in our life
Bollywood film Om Shanti Om’s highly magical and romantic song Ajab Si certainly has the capacity of making us feel that love really makes our world go round. The surreal feeling that we all get when the first notes of love strikes our heart is simply brought alive again and again whenever we hear this evergreen song sung by the powerful voice of KK. The feeling of elation as well as confusion as to what made us fall in love with a special person is painted in a fairytale style with the lyrics of Ajab Si by KK. As the saying goes that eyes are the mirrors of the soul, this organ always becomes the talking point between lovers through which they express their silent feelings of love for each other without speaking by the mouth.
Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai- The right song that defines the true meaning of love in daily life
KK has defined the true meaning of love with the song Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai from the Bollywood film Gangster starring Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut. Although the busy schedules never give us to spend sufficient time together with the love of our lives, sometimes tuning into this song while plugging the headphones into the ears will make us realize the importance and value of our better half in our daily lives. The highly energetic voice of KK in this song brings us flashbacks of the times of how the love of our life has been our greatest helper and friend in times of need. It also reminds us how their sights and sounds make the world a happier and comfortable place to live in.
Tu Jo Mila- The ideal composition that speaks volumes of the purity of innocent love
The soothing voice of KK has beautifully described about the unconditional and purest form of love that a child has the capacity to give in the song Tu Jo Mila from the Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The lyrics of this song truly depicts how a child’s pure form of smile can bring us joy and give us the strength to do everything in our power to make the tiny tot happy. The blissfulness of reliving the joy of childhood with a little one is wonderfully portrayed by KK with his voice. Listen to this song to literally bring your inner child alive and travel back in time by reminiscing about the joyful phase of childhood.
Yaron Dosti – Celebrate the timeless bond of true friendship
One of the golden Hindi song that speaks wonderfully about the beautiful bond of friendship is KK’s Yaron Dosti. Besides describing about the qualities of a true friend, this song always brings to mind about the one who has indeed been a good comrade in our lives at one point of time and we could not have imagine spending our time without them. This song always makes us long for a good friend in addition to bringing flashbacks of the good times we had with our friends back in school and college.
KK had given some masterpieces of songs that will be remembered and enjoyed by the masses forever.