It’s a sad day for Indian music. The singing legend KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) passed away last night following a cardiac arrest during a concert in Kolkata. The singer was just 53 and died on his way to the hospital. We are numb right now and it feels like a personal loss. Surely, this one’s gonna hurt for months to come. That’s as much as we can say while trying to grapple with this huge void. Didn’t we all feel that we knew KK personally at some point? After all, his music spoke to our souls and defined so many important moments in our lives.
As 90s kids, KK was an intrinsic part of our identities. He taught us to see the magic in the most ordinary things, the ones that we take for granted. He introduced us to the euphoria of love. He acquainted us with the crippling pain of loss. Today, as we bid adieu to this music maestro, it sounds only fitting that we go back to the most iconic KK songs. Perhaps, they’ll help us feel a little less numb.
Here’s the song that defined friendship for us as well as our school lives. Didn’t we all play this on loop right before the high school farewell?
This was the song that made us feel love like few others could. It taught us to tell people when we loved them and not wait for life that is anyway fleeting.
Tadap Tadap Ke amplified the pain that we felt while watching Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It was a painful reminder that we do not always end up with the people we love.
Oh, the magic of first love, the butterflies…..the joy! This one always transports us to a happier world.
Isn’t it so haunting how we want to sap the love and all those emotions out of our veins right after a heartbreak? This song and KK’s compelling voice encapsulated that helplessness so well.
This song was a reminder that it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.
And once in a lifetime, we come across a person who becomes our very world. KK’s touching song gave us a taste of the magic.
Isn’t love the most liberating and yet the most frustrating experience at times? This song captured all those triumps and tribulations of the love.
If the 90s kids or the 2000s kids had to pick a song to define first love, this would be it.
This was easily one of the most romantic KK songs.
Goodbyes are hard and this was a song about the questions and emotions people leave us with.
Oh KK, you might have left us but we will never let go of the musical gems that you left us with. Your legacy will live on!
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