Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi has issued an apology to late singer KK’s family and followers. This comes days after Rupankar was trolled on social media for questioning the frenzy round KK, simply hours earlier than his loss of life in Kolkata. Rupankar held a press convention at Kolkata Press Club and stated that he’s receiving loss of life threats.

Addressing the media, he stated, “My unconditional apology for KK’s family, the folks of Mumbai and scores of his followers, individuals who liked him in Kolkata and everywhere in the nation. I remorse the momentary indiscretion as I used to be making Facebook stay led to the current scenario. I’ve since deleted the Facebook put up however the assaults proceed”

He continued, “Who knew a momentary indiscretion the place I couldn’t correctly talk my ideas and precipitated anguish to folks would lead to such outpouring of anger and hatred towards me and my family.” He added, “I am getting bodily threats and even threats to my life on social media over the telephone and outdoors.”

He additionally clarified that he has nothing towards KK. “There was nothing private towards KK, whom I didn’t know personally. I had solely referred to his live performance at Nazrul Manch on Monday and the frenzy among the many viewers,” he stated. Reportedly, Rupankar has appointed non-public safety guards at his residence after receiving loss of life threats for his controversial statements.

It all began when Rupankar held a stay session on Facebook, earlier than KK’s loss of life and stated that singers from Kolkata can sing higher than KK. During the now-deleted stay video, he had stated that regional singers from Kolkata can not think about the quantity KK earns. Comparing KK’s efficiency, he named Kolkata-based artists and bands and added, “I’ve seen movies of mine, Anupam Roy, Somata, Emaan Chakraborty, Ujjaini Mukherjee, Cactus, Fossils, Rupam Islam and others. I believe all of us sing higher than KK, why do you not get enthusiastic about us? What is the rationale?”

He left followers fuming when stated, “Who is KK? We are higher than any Okay. All the singers I’ve talked about are far much better than Mr KK.” He ended his life by questioning the viewers’s ‘obsession with Bombay’ artists and urged viewers to discover regional industries.

KK died on May 29, after acting at a live performance organised by Gurudas College at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata. He fell in poor health after reaching his resort and was declared introduced lifeless by docs on the CMRI hospital. According to KK’s post-mortem experiences, he died due of cardiac arrest.

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