Watch: Gun salute accorded to singer KK at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jun 01: The West Bengal government on Wednesday gave a gun salute to singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK who died after a concert in Kolkata on Tuesday night, at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata. The mortal remains of KK was brought from SSKM hospital, where the post mortem was conducted, to Rabindra Sadan premises at 2.30 pm where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and family members of the singer paid their last respects.
Senior ministers also stood beside KK's wife and children during the gun salute that took place at 2.43 pm.
The singer's body will be taken straight to the airport through a green corridor. His family will leave for Mumbai around 5 pm.
Speaking at a programme in Bankura, Banerjee had earlier also said that she would try to cut short her visit and to go to the airport in Kolkata to pay her last respects as KK's mortal remains are flown to Mumbai.
#WATCH | West Bengal: Gun salute accorded to singer #KK at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata. CM Mamata Banerjee and members of the family of KK are also present here.— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2022
KK passed away in Kolkata last night after a live performance here. pic.twitter.com/A4ZTkOSm79
"KK was a youth icon. We have lost a great singer," Mamata Banerjee was quoted by news agency ANI. She has also spoken to the wife of KK, who is in Kolkata to oversee formalities.
"Depending on the weather condition, I will try to reach NSCBI Airport to pay my last respects to the singer. The state police will give a gun salute to him," Mamata Banerjee said.
KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath), the well-known Bollywood singer who has enchanted music fans for over three decades, has passed away after a live performance. After his performance at Nazrul Manch on May 31, KK reportedly tumbled down the steps at the hotel where he was staying. He was proclaimed dead at the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) around 10:30 pm.
KK was regarded as one of Bollywood's best singers. He sang numerous blockbuster songs. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Gangster), Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil Se (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Awarapan Banjarapan (Jism), Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si (Om Shanti Om), and Khuda Jaane are some of KK's most popular songs that remain his best tunes (Bachna Ae Haseeno). His song Yaaron, which was published in 1999, made him famous.