Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, realized by the stage name of KK, died Tuesday night in Kolkata, as per the city's CMRI hospital.

Just hours before his death on May 31, the acclaimed 53-year-old singer performed at a show in Nazrul Mancha...

...a venue at the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya college in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.

Kunnath's work as a playback singer - - a vocalist whose tunes are pre-recorded for use in films made him famous in the country and throughout the diaspora,

As he lent his voice to many Bollywood films. He turned into a famous easily recognized name after the 1999  release of his first solo album, "Pal."

Tributes for the late artist started to spill out across social media as soon as news of his passing broke, including one from the nation's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Kunnath's first breakthrough role in Bollywood was with the song, "Tadap Tadap Ke" from the film, "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam."

Born in August 1968 in New Delhi, Kunnath moved on from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College, prior to kicking off his vocation by singing for jingles for advertisements.