KK, a singer from Kolkata, died on Tuesday night, only hours after singing at a concert. After performing, the 53-year-old reportedly felt uneasy and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Krishnakumar Kunnath, or KK as he was called, had a two-decade career that included several remarkable singles. When he launched his debut album, Pal, in 1999, his soulful voice caught the nation’s imagination. Since then, KK has continued to rise through the ranks of Bollywood, with hits like Tadap Tadap and Aankhon Mein Teri.
Although it’s tough to distill such a wonderful career into a few songs, here are a few KK songs to help you relive the romantic voice of KK.
Pyaar Ke Pal:
The song appeared on KK’s debut solo studio album, ‘Pal,’ which was released by Sony in 1999. The Soundtrack also included the song ‘Yaaron,’ which was used in the film Rockford and was performed by Nagesh Kukunoor.
Tadap Tadap Ke:
KK’s song ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’ from the film ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, and Salman Khan, received tremendous feedback.
Aankhon Mein Teri:
This song was featured in the 2007 film ‘Om Shanti Om.’
Tu Jo Mila:
‘Tu Jo Mila,’ which was released in 2015, was featured in the film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan,’ starring Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan.
This song was included in the 2007 film ‘Life in a Metro.’ For this song, KK worked with music director Pritam Chakraborty and lyricist Amitabh Varma.
Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe:
Shankar Mahadevan and KK worked together on the song “Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe” from Farhan Akhtar’s 2001 film “Dil Chahta Hai.”
Zindagi Do Pal Ki:
In 2010, this song from the film “Kites” combined magic and love.
The song was included in the 1997 Tamil film ‘Minsara Kanavu.’ The song’s music was composed by AR Rahman, and KK provided soulful vocals. Kajol, Arvind Swami, and Prabhudheva played the lead roles in the film.
The song ‘Appadi Podu’ from the Tamil film ‘Ghilli,’ starring Vijay and Trisha, is a joy to listen to.
Gautham Menon’s Tamil film ‘Kaaka Kaaka,’ starring Jyotika and Suriya, had the song ‘Uyirin Uyire.’ The song sung by KK and KS Chithra became a chartbuster.