Indian singer KK dies aged 53 after falling ill while performing

Krishnakumar Kunnath, a star Bollywood singer best known as KK, complained of feeling cold and unwell before collapsing

He was rushed to a hospital in south Kolkata from his hotel after  collapsing around 10:30pm local time, where doctors pronounced him dead,  the newspaper reported.

Born in Delhi in 1968, the versatile singer recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, among other languages.

His biggest hits included Tadap Tadap Ke, Dus Bahane, Tune Maari Entriyaan, Dola Re Dola from the 2002 movie Devdas and Khuda Jaane from the 2008 romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno.

He also released two studio albums, 1999’s Pal and 2008’s Humsafar, and worked as a judge and mentor on reality singing shows.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.