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From Yaaron to Zindagi Do Pal Ki : Superhit Songs by KK that will rule our playlist forever!

Remembering musical legend KK, a lookback to his musical jouney.


Playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away on 31 May 2022 after performing at a concert at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata. He rushed to Calcutta medical institute at around 10:30 pm, where doctors reportedly declared him brought dead.

The 53-year-old singer posted photos from the concert just hours before his death. The versatile singer has recorded Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, and Bengali songs.

As soon as his demise news surfaced on the internet, celebrities, politicians, and fans poured heartwarming tributes to the talented singer.

KK may not be that popular among Gen Z, but he still rules the playlists of Millenials. Therefore, offering tribute to the legendary singer, let us revisit some of the soulful songs his fans shared on social media, which can never be out of trend.

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Most of the Emran Hashmi songs are backed by KK’s voice. And some Hashmi fans always thought that this was his magic. Well, this real magician behind those was Krishnakumar Kunnath. A Twitter user wrote about the same.

Sharing Tu hi mere shabh hai from Gangster, he wrote. “Back to childhood days, I used to think that I used to think it’s Emraan Hashmi who’s singing while dancing. But it was legendary KK”.

A user even said that Emraan Hashmi lost his voice in reel life. “We lost a legend who can sing high notes with the feeling, and Emraan Hashmi lost his voice in reel life.”

Another user named Aryan Sharma compared KK with the legend

Kishor Kumar. He retweeted on song Mausam Mausam from Rahna Hai Tere dil mein

movie and wrote,” He was the Kishore Kumar of our generation… This is cruel, man… I’m shattered… I’m anguished.

Words can’t say KK. You will always be remembered in our hearts KK Sir… It’s

Heartbreaking… RIP Legend”.

A throwback to musical journey Of Krishnakumar Kunnath

Born in Delhi to Malayali parents, his breakout album ‘Pal’ (1999), where he collaborated with composer Leslie Lewis came as a breath of fresh air.

Whether it was the romantic ‘Aankhon Mein Teri’ from Om Shanti Om or, the adrenalin rush in ‘Khuda Jaane’ from Bachna Ae Haseeno, Vishal-Shekhar, KK was a mood.

In 1999, he debuted as a Bollywood playback singer with ‘Tadap.

Tadap’ from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.

Every ’90s kid will never forget KK for the album’s title track ‘Pal’ and also ‘Yaaron’ which gave most school kids friendship goals. His voice struck a connection with

listeners that left them wanting for more, and such was the emotional connect

that even today, these songs are played in school and office farewells.

The year 2010 saw him sing songs like ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’ and ‘Dil Kyun Yeh Mera’ for the movie ‘Kites.’

Throughout his almost 3-decade-long career KK sang over 500 songs in Hindi and more than 200 songs in Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages. He had also received various honors, including two Screen Awards for Best Playback Singer- Male (Non-Film Music) and many more.

KK had married his childhood sweetheart Jyothy Krishna in 1991and they had two children, Nakul and Taamara.

KK was not restricted to any one genre. His songs were a treat for the soul and meant for all ages. The music industry will never be able to fill his void.

Rest in peace, legend!

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