Singer KK will always hold a special place in our hearts. His soulful voice will always make us nostalgic and take us back in time to the memories of friendships, first love, first kiss and so much more. We can’t accept that KK, whose songs are an integral part of our childhood and youth, is no more.
Do you know KK was just in his second standard class when he first appeared on stage for a live performance? And, that was the beginning of his life as a performer. It was singer Hari Haran, who took notice of this talented singer and suggested he should come to Mumbai – the city of dreams.
With his thousands of jingles, and hundreds of songs, KK, whose name is Krishnakumar Kunnath, became a major part of our life. He debuted in Bollywood with the song ‘Tadap Tadap,’ a song that a whole generation listened to with tearful eyes and anguish. It was only after Tadap Tadap that Sony Music India started their journey with KK and this magnificent voice got the chance to make his debut album, Pal.
After ‘Pal’, there was no stopping. He gave us one song after another that won our hearts and our soul. He created so many chartbuster songs like Pal and Yaaron-Dosti from his albums. No farewell was ever complete unless someone sang ‘Yaaron, dosti badi hi haseen hai.’ We are so thankful to KK for such a beautiful song on the essence of friendship!
But, KK was equally loved as a playback singer in Bollywood movies. How could we forget 2006, when ‘Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai’ from Gangster left us mesmerized? But, that was just the beginning. After ‘Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai’, came Ajab Si from Om Shanti Om, which was nothing less than the love anthem for many of us.
KK, also known as the voice of love, touched our souls so many times. Khuda Jaane or Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai, are some of the best songs of KK.
While KK gave us love songs, he didn’t forget to give us the break-up songs to mend our hearts.
Our breakups might seem too futile to our friends or our parents, but one person who understood the pain was KK. KK’s Beete Lamhe understood our heartbreaks better than anyone. Alvida was the healing potion to all the one-sided break-ups we’ve had. KK songs became our true pain reliever. The songs that helped us cry; the songs that gave us strength to overcome our pain and get our life together.
And, do you remember Bhool Bhulaiyaa? The two songs, Labon Ko and Allah Hafiz are no less than any masterpiece. It is quite amazing how every time, KK managed to portray the feelings in his songs so accurately. In 2008 and 2009, came the songs Zara Sa, Hai Junoon, and Dil Ibaadat, respectively from Jannat, New York, and Tum Mile. Is it weird that we didn’t hear the words but feelings in KK’s songs?
KK was a great singer. In midst of an industry full of fake artists, KK was a gem that we lost. A powerhouse of talent, who had an unparalleled understanding of emotions and music
And, as we write about his great talent, we couldn’t come to the terms that he is no longer with us. Music lovers around the globe are in disbelief and mourning with heart-wrenching pain. It is so hard to believe that ‘the voice of love’ is no more; that ‘the voice of love’ is stopped. And, as we mourn KK’s death, his song about death and life keeps coming back to us:
Hum rahen ya na rahen kal…Kal, yaad aayenge ye pal….Pal, ye hain pyar ke pal…Chal, aa mere sang chal….Chal, soche kya chhoti si hai zindagi….Kal mil jaaye to hogi khush-naseebi…
Dear KK, You Will Always Have Our Hearts & Souls; You Will Always Be Our Voice Of Love