Singer KK funeral highlights: Cremation done, family and friends bid an emotional farewell to beloved singer

Singer KK funeral highlights: KK was cremated at Mumbai's Versova Hindu Cemetery in presence of friends and family. Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal and others were spotted at his home.
Singer KK funeral highlights: The singer was laid to rest at Mumbai's Versova Hindu Crematorium.
Singer KK funeral highlights: The singer was laid to rest at Mumbai's Versova Hindu Crematorium.
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 03:29 PM IST
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Singer KK, who real name was Krishnakumar Kunnath, died in Kolkata on Tuesday. His body was brought back to Mumbai and the funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at Versova Hindu Cemetery. KK's film and music industry colleagues arrived for the funeral and paid their final respects to the singer.  Check out highlights

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  • Jun 02, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    Singer cremated

    KK's last rites were performed by his son and he was cremated in the presence of his friends and family.

  • Jun 02, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    KK's wife and son spotted at funeral after last rites

    KK's wife Jyoti and their son Nakul were seen at the cremation ground with their relatives.

  • Jun 02, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    Last rites begin at crematorium

    The last rites for singer KK began at the Versova Hindu Crematorium on Thursday afternoon. They were performed by his son.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:36 PM IST

    Shaan remembers KK

    “Let me just pretend you are here .. we never spoke on a regular basis .. but always had one another in a very special place in our heart !! I have said ‘ I want to be like KK’ as content, as uncomplicated yet uncompromising when it came to his personal space. Had his prioritise perfectly in place .. But I realise .. there can never be anyone like @kk_live_now,” Shaan wrote in his message for KK. “He will always be ‘The One and Only’ .. I cannot even begin to imagine what Jyo, Nakul and Tamara are going through .. All I can say is that He gave them 20 lifetimes of warm memories .. compared to any average family man. We started together .. we did so many SuperDuper hits songs together .. #KoiKahe #TimeToDisco #DusBahane #HumdumSuniyoRe #Zameen ( title track) #Golmaal .. songs from #DeTaali .. the list is endless .. we did the most number of shows together .. touring with @anumalikmusic ji in the early 2000s.. .. #No1Yaari Tour through WB, Orissa, Assam .. our Back to back 3 shows in 3 years in Dubai. I am blessed to have known this ‘Boy’ (who refused to grow up .. and now will remain Forever Young,” he wrote.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:32 PM IST

    Javed Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan reach crematorium

    Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan have reacted the crematorium in Versova for the last rites. 

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Amul shared doodle on KK

    Dairy giant Amul released a doodle in memory of KK. You can see it here.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    Doctor share autopsy details

    "During Tuesday's performance, the singer was walking around and at times dancing with the crowd which created excessive excitement that caused stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest. As a result, KK fell unconscious and had a cardiac arrest. If CPR had been given immediately, the artiste could have been savedhared a doctor on condition of anonimity. Read full story here.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    Javed Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan spotted

    Lyricist Javed Akhtar and composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan were spotted at KK's home.  

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Funeral procession begins

    KK's son led the funeral procession.
    KK's son led the funeral procession.

    KK's son led the funeral procession as the singer's final journey began from his home. KK's body will be cremated at Versova Hindu Crematorium.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    KK ‘could have been saved’

    KK had several heart blockages and he could have been saved if CPR was administered on time, a doctor who conducted autopsy said on Thursday. "He had a major blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. Excessive excitement during the live show caused stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest that claimed his life," the medical practitioner told PTI on condition of anonymity.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    Vishal and Rekha Bharadwaj arrive

    Rekha and Vishal Bharadwaj at the funeral.
    Rekha and Vishal Bharadwaj at the funeral.

    Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj and his singer wife Rekha were spotted at KK's residence.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:24 PM IST

    Shreya Ghoshal and Alka Yagnik arrive

    Singers Shreya Ghoshal and Alka Yagnik were seen at KK's home for his funeral. Shreya looked visibly upset.

  • Jun 02, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    Abhijeet Bhattacharya arrives

    Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya arrived at KK's house to pay final respects.

  • Jun 02, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    Javed Ali arrives at KK's home

    Singer Javed Ali was spotted at KK's home. He was rushed inside by security.

  • Jun 02, 2022 11:11 AM IST

    Badshah receives hate messages

    Singer-rapper Badshah shared his reaction to a rude comment he got from a troll after KK's death. Check out full story here.

  • Jun 02, 2022 10:41 AM IST

    KK's daughter pays tribute

    KK's daughter Tamara shared a post in memory of her father on Instagram. She shared the funeral card and wrote, “Love you forever dad.”

  • Jun 02, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    KK had prolonged cardiac issues

    The autopsy report also said that the singer had “prolonged cardiac issues”. Police said the singer’s manager has claimed that he was "feeling quite uneasy" while returning to the hotel from the concert venue.

  • Jun 02, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    Hariharan reaches KK's residence

    Hariharan at KK's home.
    Hariharan at KK's home.

    Hariharan reached singer KK's home to pay final respects.

  • Jun 02, 2022 10:02 AM IST

    Post-mortem report of KK rules out foul play

    "The initial report suggested that the singer died because of myocardial infarction. There was no foul play behind his death. Clinical examination also found that the singer was having prolonged cardiac issues," a police officer said, adding, the final report will be available after 72 hours.

  • Jun 02, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    KK's body brought home

    An ambulance with KK's body at his residence.
    An ambulance with KK's body at his residence.

    The body of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, brought to his residence in Mumbai. The last rites of the singer will be performed in Mumbai today.

  • Jun 02, 2022 09:49 AM IST

    Funeral schedule

    The schedule for funeral.
    The schedule for funeral.

    A schedule for the Final Journey was released by those close to the singer on Wednesday night. KK will be cremated at the Versova Hindu Cemetery at 1pm.

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