You can call it professionalism or dedication to commitment. In spite of feeling uneasy, playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, well known as KK, did complete his scheduled time of performance on late Tuesday evening according to the contract he entered into with Kolkata-based Gurudas College.
KK passed away on Tuesday night at 53 years of age after performing in his last concert at Nazrul Manch in South Kolkata. After completing the show according to the schedule, he got back to his central Kolkata and felt uneasy again. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was announced “brought dead.”
Notwithstanding, according to eyewitnesses and the organizers of the concert, the deceased singer was showing side effects of uneasiness during his performance. “He was constantly requesting to switch off the spotlights and at intervals he was going backstage to take rest. However, not even once he expressed his desire to quit the show in between,” said one of the organizers.
In the meantime, police sources said that his body has been sent for post-mortem for two reasons. The first is that since he was “brought dead” to the hospital, according to rules, the body needs to go through a post-mortem for learning the reason of death. The second reason is – – a few cut marks on his face and hand.
“Prima facie it seems that the reason for death is cardiac arrest. But the final cause of death can be ascertained only after the post mortem is completed and a report is available,” said a police official.