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New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the vast number of people who condoled the death of popular singer KK at the age of 53 after a concert in Kolkata on Tuesday evening.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK,” Modi tweeted.
“His songs reflected a wide range of emotions that struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted: “KK was a very talented and versatile singer. His untimely demise is very saddening and a huge loss to Indian music. With his gifted voice, he has left an indelible impression on the minds of countless music lovers . My deepest condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti Shanti.”
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla spoke for KK’s countless fans when he tweeted: “His soulful voice gave life to songs in every genre.”
Tollywood music composer Thaman S was the first among KK’s professional peers to condole the singer’s passing.
He said: “This is Most Shocking ….. Kk ji ….. An Amazing Talent Amazing Human Not with us today ….. Rest In peace #KK Saab Unpredictable….. life!!! !”
Bollywood lyricist Swanand Kirkire tweeted early on Wednesday morning: “Singer #KK no more. What a shock. Rest in peace my brother. We love you.”
Academy Award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty said: “It’s difficult to process this news … memories of our good old #mtv days … voice of love is gone … strength to the family … #RIPKK.”
Radio storyteller and lyricist Neelesh Misra also spoke for millions when he said: “Don’t know how to process the unbelievable and unbearable news about #KK passing away at such a young age due to a massive heart attack. We worked on several songs together . A beautiful voice and a beautiful person has left us to make the other world beautiful.”