Krishnakumar Kunnath, or KK as he is widely known, had proved his mettle very early and was a constantly known name among the youth during the emergence of the new wave in the Indian music in the 1990s spearheaded by the prodigious composer A R Rahman.
A prolific singer who always made it a point to keep his face behind his music KK has endeared legions of music lovers of all ages and walks of life. His versatility was marked by the different genres of music he experimented with.
Yet, his remarkable style stood out in each of the songs he rendered. Surprisingly, he is an artist who has never obtained formal training in music. His demise is definitely an unfathomable loss to the music world. Though his roots belong to Kerala he is believed to have sung just one song in Malayalam cinema.
Here are a few songs he has sung in various languages.
Assamese song, 'Mon Dilu' from the album, 'Mann' composed by Anupam Saikia.
Bengali song, 'Akasher Neele'
Malayalam song 'Rahasyamai' from the 'Puthiya Mugam' directed by Diphan. The song is composed by Deepak Dev.
Gujarati song 'Tari Mari Vato' for the movie 'Order Order Out Of Order' directed by Dhwani Gautam. The song is composed by Rahul Munjariya.
Marathi song 'Hi Tarunai' from the movie 'Spandan' is directed by Shailesh Kulkarni. The song is composed by Anamik Chauhan.
KK has sung a number of hit songs in Telugu.
KK is a prominent singer in Kannada and his songs are very popular.