Kolkata, June 2 (Agency)
The doctor who conducted the post-mortem of Bollywood’s famous singer Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) on Thursday said that he had several blockages in his heart arteries and had CPR been given on time, his life could have been saved. In CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), pressure is given to the unconscious person’s chest and artificial respiration is given, so that the lungs get oxygen. This can save a person’s life in case of heart attack and breathlessness.
KK passed away on Tuesday night following a heart attack. A few hours before this, he had performed in a program organized at ‘Nazrul Manch’ in Kolkata. “He (KK’s) had a major blockage in the left main coronary artery and smaller blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries,” the doctor said on condition of anonymity. Due to excessive excitement during the presentation to the public, the blood flow stopped, which stopped his heart rate and he died. The doctor said that if the singer had been given CPR as soon as he fainted, his life could have been saved.
A senior Kolkata Police official said that KK’s wife has confirmed that the singer is taking ‘antacid’. According to the police, there was no conspiracy behind his death. Police have started investigation by registering a case of unnatural death. KK gave many hit songs in his career. KK’s famous songs include ‘Yaaron’, ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’, ‘Bas Ek Pal’, ‘Aankhon Mein Teri’, ‘Koi Kahe’, ‘It’s the Time to Disco’ etc. He also sang songs in many languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali.