KK Passes Away At 53: A Glance Back At The Musical Journey Of The Most Versatile Singer

New Delhi [India]: Singer and composer Krishnakumar Kunnath, realized by his stage name KK, died on May 31 at 53 years old. He was gifted with a rambunctious yet resonant voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come.

A hear-able treat for his audience members, the adaptable artist was a vital piece of most ’90s children’s lives as his music assisted a considerable lot of them with traversing a few features of life, be it heartbreaks or the straightforward day to day hustles. His pleasant voice and inclination for adoration tunes contacted a harmony with individuals, making him stand tall among every one of the capable vocalists of Bollywood. However a Malayali by birth, who had never gone through any conventional preparation in music, KK never avoided singing in dialects he was very little familiar with, similar to Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati. This is one more justification for why the vocalist’s fans can be found the country over.

Brought into the world in New Delhi to C S Menon and Kunnath Kanakavalli on August 23, 1968, he was a graduate of Delhi’s Mount St Mary’s School. Following his school, KK purportedly had a short stretch as a promoting partner in the lodging business after which he moved to Mumbai to seek after a lifelong in music.

He was  influenced by the singer Kishore Kumar and music director R.D. Burman. Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams and Led Zeppelin were additionally a portion of his #1 global vocalists and groups.

In 1994, he took a risk and gave a demo tape to Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot and Leslie Lewis. Subsequent to chipping away at a few jingles throughout the following couple of years, he was presented as a playback vocalist with A R Rahman’s hit melody ‘Kalluri Saaley’ and ‘Hi Dr.’ from Kadir’s ‘Kadhal Desam’ and afterward ‘Strawberry Kannae’ from the melodic film ‘Minsara Kanavu’.

Finally, in 1999, he made his debut as a Bollywood playback singer with ‘Tadap Tadap’ from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. Though, prior to this, he had sung a small portion of the song ‘Chhod Aaye Hum’ from Gulzar’s ‘Maachis’.

Around the same time, he emerged with his presentation solo collection named ‘Buddy’ with Leslie Lewis making the music. Each ’90s youngster will continuously recall KK for the collection’s title track ‘Buddy’ and furthermore ‘Yaaron’ which gave most school kids kinship objectives. His voice hit an association with audience members that left them needing for more and such was the close to home associate that even today, these melodies are played in school and office goodbyes.

KK additionally showed up in the ‘Josh of India’ melody for the help of the Indian Cricket Team during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

He next sang ‘Punch Bhi Koi Haseena’ for the film ‘Hera Pheri’ and by 2001, KK had sung melodies like ‘Jhanak Baaje’ for the film ‘Farz’, ‘Mil Jaye Khazana’ for ‘Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar’ and ‘Aaja Gufaon Mein’ for ‘Aks’. The next year he sang ‘Dola Re Dola’ and ‘Maar Daala’ for the film ‘Devdas’ and ‘Bardaasht’ for Abbas Mastan’s ‘Humraaz’.

Over the course of the following couple of years, he continued to give hit Bollywood numbers in a few movies lastly in the year 2008, KK delivered his second collection ‘Humsafar’ wherein the melody ‘Raina Bhai Kaari’ was a blend of Bengali Baul with rock and had a hint of S D Burman. Furthermore, KK had likewise sung an English Rock Ballad ‘Cineraria’.

The year 2010 saw him sing melodies like ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’ and ‘Dil Kyun Yeh Mera’ for the film ‘Kites’. In 2013, KK sang for a global collection, ‘Ascend – Colors of Peace’, which comprised of tunes composed by Turkish writer Fetullah Gulen and sung by specialists from 12 nations. He recorded a tune named ‘Rose of My Heart’ for the collection.

Over the range of his right around 3-very long term vocation KK sang in excess of 500 melodies in Hindi and in excess of 200 tunes in Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam dialects. He had likewise gotten different distinctions including two Screen Awards for Best Playback Singer-Male (Non-Film Music) and some more.

KK had hitched his experience growing up darling Jyothy Krishna in 1991 and they had two youngsters, Nakul and Taamara.

He was a performer who wasn’t named by a specific sort or style, his voice simply remained closely connected with brilliant music, everything being equal. KK sang energetic dance melodies as well as messy heartfelt hits, and this is the very thing that made him a vocalist of any age who will be for all time esteemed in the hearts of his large number of fans across the globe. He was a vocalist who sang and performed till his final gasp.

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