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One year without KK: 5 romantic numbers to remember the singer who weaved magic with his voice

Krishnakumar Kunnath, lovingly called KK, died of a cardiac arrest on May 31, 2022 in Kolkata

Titas Choudhury Calcutta Published 31.05.23, 12:43 PM
KK at his last performance in Kolkata

KK at his last performance in Kolkata Instagram

Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, continues to live with us through his soulful numbers even after his untimely death on this day last year. While his absence still haunts us, his voice never fails to be a balm for the pain that comes from his loss. Here are our top five favourite romantic numbers by KK, who passed away at the age of 53, to remember the singer whose songs made us fall in love.

Aankhon Mein Teri
From Om Shanti Om (2007)


KK’s soulful voice beautifully complements the gush of emotions a love-struck Shah Rukh Khan feels as he can’t take his eyes off a gorgeous Deepika Padukone in this song from the 2007 movie Om Shanti Om, which marked the actress’ big Bollywood debut. Written by Vishal Dadlani and composed by Vishal-Shekhar, Aankhon Mein Teri became one of the most popular romantic numbers of the year it was released, contributing to the box office success of the Farah Khan directorial.

Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai
From Woh Lamhe (2006)

Picturised on a newbie Kangana Ranaut and Shiney Ahuja, this high-energy number from Woh Lamhe had us hooked. Remixed versions of the song became a staple at clubs and parties for several years, making it one of the most popular KK songs of the years to come. Penned by Nilesh Mishra and composed by Pritam, Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai became a chartbuster, making it to the list of top 10 songs on almost all the music channels back in the day.

Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai
From Gangster: A Love Story (2006)

Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai became the love anthem for ’90’s kids as they stepped into adolescence. A staple for FM and TV music channels, the song saw Emraan Hashmi romance a debutant Kangana in a story about a gangster’s love life. KK’s voice adds magic to this track composed by Pritam and penned by Sayeed Quadri, Nilesh Mishra and Mayur.

Zara Sa
From Jannat: In Search of Heaven (2008)

In yet another Pritam composition written by Sayeed Quadri, KK’s voice becomes the soul of a proposal song that was an instant hit with the masses. As Emraan Hashmi tries different tricks to win over Sonal Chauhan in her debut film, KK’s melodious voice renders a feel-good factor to the song and makes us believe in the power of expressing love.

Jaane Ye Kya Hua
From Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

Jaane Ye Kya Hua from Karthik Calling Karthik is a slow-paced romantic number that gradually grows on you. The music video shows Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone fall in love as they spend time together and develop a fondness for each other. Penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Jaane Ye Kya Hua is one of the most underrated songs by KK.

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