In the presence of his family and close friends from the film industry, playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known by his stage name KK, was cremated.
Around 2 p.m., the popular singer’s final rites were performed at Mumbai’s Versova Hindu crematorium, just a kilometer from his Park Plaza condominium.
The musician, who was only 53 years old at the time of his death, died in Kolkata on Tuesday night immediately after performing at a concert, shocking the music business and his admirers.
The singer’s remains was transported to the Crematory in an ambulance decorated with flowers and a photograph of KK. KK’s son Nakul, who appeared distraught, conducted the death rites.
Vishal Bhardwaj, the 53-year-old singer’s filmmaker buddy, attended the burial with his wife Rekha, as did filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, Javed Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet Bhattarcharya, and others.
Shreya Ghoshal, Salim Merchant, Alka Yagnik, Rahul Vaidya, Javed Ali, Papon, Shantanu Moitra, and Sudesh Bhosale were among the musicians who paid their respects to the singer at his home.