The death of Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, also known as KK, in Kolkata sparked a political debate on Wednesday, with the opposition BJP blaming the West Bengal government for lapses and demanding an independent investigation, prompting a sharp retort from the ruling TMC, which warned the saffron camp not to politicize death.
On Tuesday evening, KK played at a Gurudas College event in Nazrul Mancha, south Kolkata.
He was a great guy “Officials say he “felt uneasy” after arriving at his hotel and “collapsed shortly after.”
On Tuesday night, medics declared the singer dead after he was transferred to a neighboring private hospital.
“There should be an independent investigation into the tragedy because the administration completely failed to establish sufficient security procedures.
“Around 7,000 people were said to have attended the event, which had a seating capacity of around 3,000 people. He was swarmed there, indicating that there were no security precautions in place for a VIP,” Samik Bhattacharya, the BJP’s state spokesperson, claimed.
TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh reacted angrily to his remarks, saying the BJP should quit playing “vulture politics” and not politicize a sad occurrence.
“His death was quite regrettable, and we are all deeply saddened by it. However, the BJP’s actions are unexpected. The saffron camp should put an end to its predatory politics. They should stop making death a political issue. We won’t be surprised if the BJP claims KK was their party’s leader, ” he stated.
Ghosh stated that the government is taking all necessary precautions and that an investigation is now ongoing.
According to officials, the 53-year-old musician, who was in Kolkata on a two-day visit to perform at two college programs, was “nearly besieged” by fans at the hotel where he returned after performing at the Nazrul Mancha theatre in the city’s southern part.
During the day, a post-mortem examination will be performed to determine the exact cause of his death.