A video that is now viral on social media shows singer KK being “rushed out of the venue” to be taken to his hotel, minutes after he complained of feeling unwell. The event has raised questions about the arrangements at the venue, where air-conditioning was allegedly not working.
KK was filmed rushing from the concert
Hours after singing at a concert organized by Gurudas College at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata, a video showed him looking unwell while being rushed out of the venue. He went back to his hotel where his condition reportedly worsened. He then suffered from chest pain and died on the way to the hospital.
The AC was not working, KK was sweating profusely, then when he had chest pain, this is how he was taken out. No paramedics for such a big concert, no stretcher. They made him walk during a cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/zcqXi1el2i
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 1, 2022
As a post-mortem report is expected soon, Police have registered a case of unnatural death, sources said.
Netizen blame Authorities
Many on social media claim the Nazrul Manch auditorium in South Kolkata was overcrowded and the heat became burdensome during the concert. While the Nazrul Mancha has a capacity of about 2,400, social media posts claimed that many more people had entered the venue where KK was performing for a college fest.
Got the pass
Saw some glimpse. And went out as I was not feeling well. The seating capacity was 2,500 and the people were 7000.
Temperature was Almost 40° outside and no ac working in Nazrul Manch. #KK #RIPKK #KKLIVE pic.twitter.com/YXGuueZqUk
— Priyanka 🏏 (@Pri45_) June 1, 2022
Though the reason for his sudden death remains unknown, fans have questioned why the concert venue did not have a functioning air-conditioner, when “the heat was oppressive”.
A video going viral on Twitter showed the singer sweating profusely as he took a break to wipe his face. Other voices in the video were heard saying, “Bohot zyada garam hai (it is very hot)”. At one point, KK was seen gesturing to a man on stage and appeared to be talking about the air-conditioning.
A journalist from #Kolkata sent me this video of #KKLIVE . The AC was not working at the venue Nazrul Mancha & obviously it was extremely hot. Also wondering why was their no trained Para-medics for any medical emergency? #RIPKK #KKsinger pic.twitter.com/hkxpGupRsg
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official 🇮🇳 (@tehseenp) June 1, 2022