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Born as Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK was the voice behind many soulful melodies of Bollywood. He had literally given his heart to songs like Tadap Tadap, Khuda Jaane, Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana, Dil Ibaadat and many more. And his untimely demise had only left a vacuum, which can never be filled.
It was on May 31, 2022, when KK had bid adieu to the world after suffering a massive heart attack. KK was performing at Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya fest at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata when he had felt unwell. On his way to the hotel, the singer had collapsed and as he was rushed to CMRI hospital, he was declared brought dead.
On June 21, 2021, KK’s son, Nakul Krishna, who is also pursuing music, took to his IG handle to pen an emotional note for his late father. Revealing his choking feeling and the physical pain even after three weeks of his father’s death, Nakul wrote:
“Took me a while to come to terms with what happened 3 weeks ago. Even now the pain is physical, like I’m being choked, as though people are standing on my chest. I wanted to say something, share anything about my dad but I finally understood immobility in a state of shock. I finally comprehend true pain, Iv only now realised the privilege you granted me, not the privilege of a comfortable life, I always knew I was blessed in that regard. The greatest privilege I ever had was the opportunity to witness you everyday.”
In his note, Nakul also revealed how he, his sister, Taamara and their mother, Jyothy were fortunate to get his inundated love everyday, when his fans would wait for hours to just get a glimpse of him. Heaping praises on him, Nakul continued:
“So many people just wanted to see you once, be in your presence once, a half embrace would have them trembling. And here we were, being showered and inundated with your love every moment. I got to see your perspective on everything; how you treated people, how passionate you were about everything you did, especially singing. How generously you loved. Only focusing on the positives, and completely disregarding the negatives.”
Nakul concluded his note by revealing how KK had set the bar of a father and a friend stupendously high. He also shared that the abyssal void that is left after his demise is a testament to his brilliance. Expressing his wish to meet him again, Nakul concluded:
“You set the bar stupendously high, as a father, but more importantly as a friend. A fierce force of nature…mesmerising on stage and a magnanimous, selfless, cuddly cartoon at home constantly joking and playing around. The abyssal void that is left in your wake, not only in our hearts, but the hearts of millions is a testament to your brilliance. A bright brief brilliance that burned too bright too quickly. That impossible line, where the waves conspire, where they return. The place maybe you and I will meet again.”
Nakul’s emotional note is surely a tribute to his father! What do you think? Let us know.