Kolkata: A day after well-known Bollywood playback singer KK died of cardiac arrest inside an hour of ending his live performance in Kolkata, allegations of mismanagement and negligence — which apparently left him unwell through the overcrowded present and led to his premature demise — surfaced in opposition to the organisers.
The uproar broke out on Wednesday when a case of unnatural death was initiated on the New Market police station into the incident, whereas the 53-year-old musician’s physique underwent a autopsy at SSKM Hospital, however no foul play has been detected, a minimum of initially.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who was in Bankura, mourned KK’s death and introduced a gun salute can be accorded by the Kolkata police to the singer earlier than she flew again to town, slicing brief her tour of the district.
Tributes poured in from throughout the nation, from Bollywood stars and different celebrities, in addition to political leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “His songs mirrored a variety of feelings (and) struck a chord with folks of all age teams… We will at all times bear in mind him by his songs. Condolences to his household and followers.”
Attending the ceremony to bid adieu to KK at Rabindra Sadan alongside together with her Cabinet colleagues, Ms Banerjee paid tribute to the acclaimed singer and provided her condolences to his spouse Jyoti and son Nakul, who have been handed over the physique, which was flown to Mumbai by an Air India aircraft on Wednesday night for the final rites. The household has stated his funeral will happen on the Versova cremation floor in Mumbai on Thursday morning.
However, the controversy over the celeb singer’s death has not ended.
Preliminary investigations recommend that the air-conditioning system on the Nazrul Mancha auditorium, at Dhakuria in south Kolkata, the place KK carried out on the event of the annual occasion of Gurudas College on Tuesday night, was switched off after the viewers numbers on the venue immediately shot as much as 7,000, vastly exceeding the seating capability of barely 2,700 folks.
Trinamul Congress minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, nevertheless, stated: “KK had a crowd-pulling reputation. The wave of the group couldn’t be stopped regardless of restrictions throughout his present. There is a limitation of AC when such an enormous crowd streams right into a corridor. An AC system for an viewers of two,700 can not take the load of seven,000.”
Several movies which went viral since Wednesday morning present that KK was reeling underneath warmth on the stage, amid a suffocating setting as a result of heavy spot lights above and no air circulation. He was seen sweating profusely, which pressured him to take a number of breaks after songs and to drink a variety of water.
The melodious voice reportedly urged the organisers to place off all spot lights on the stage to scale back the warmth. By the time he reached his final and well-known music, Pal, a bit of the group additionally went as much as the stage. KK, nevertheless, completed his present. But he couldn’t cease himself from falling unwell and began off for the five-star resort in the New Market space the place he was staying.
On the best way, his physique temperature dropped drastically. His supervisor, Ritesh Bhat, stated: “KK stated that he was having cramps in his limbs and in addition requested me to change off the automobile AC.” Returning to the resort, the singer collapsed and suffered minor accidents on his face, the police stated. Mr Bhat then referred to as the resort employees and rushed KK to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute, just for him to be declared introduced useless.