Popular Hindi playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, performed to a packed house at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall here on Friday. Dressed simply in jeans and a black blazer, he kick-started the concert with his famous “Tu ashiqui hai…”, which he said is like a prayer to him. The audience could not get enough of him and demanded an encore of his famous “Yaaron dosti...”
The self-taught singer kept his fans riveted by interspersing his songs with interesting stories about how each song took life. And he kept them in splits with his one-liners.
“It is neither the song nor the voice that helps one connect with people. It is the emotion,” he said, reacting to his audience’s overwhelming response. He added it was an honour to have an audience comprising “such good listeners”.
He had not learnt the tricks of the trade from anyone. “I don’t have a godfather. I was inspired by Kishore Kumar.”
Talking about Bangalore, he said he loved the city and its salubrious climate. “But something must be done about the traffic.”
Archana Vikram, a photographer and diehard fan, said: “It’s been a wonderful experience. My 11-year-old daughter, who has accompanied me, and I both love KK’s soulful songs.”
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