Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi sorry over ‘Who is KK?’ comment, deletes FB post

Kolkata: Popular Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi, who was trolled for importing a video on social media during which he questioned the singing expertise of Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) hours earlier than the latter’s sudden demise in Kolkata late on Tuesday night, apologised on Friday for his feedback in a hurriedly convened press convention.

Rupankar Bagchi has additionally deleted the Facebook post focusing on KK. At the press convention, Bagchi stated he by no means imagined that he shall be subjected to such widespread trolling for a remark.

“Threat messages have even come on the cell of my spouse. So, I tender an unconditional apology to the members of the family of KK. I’ve additionally deleted my video that I posted on social media. I sincerely want which will God render peace to KK wherever he is now,” Bagchi stated.

He stated his feedback weren’t focused solely in direction of KK, since he had no private enmity with the deceased singer. “I had simply questioned the insanity within the metropolis over his live performance. I simply wished to say that such insanity is not witnessed in the course of the exhibits of Bengali singers, who’re equally proficient,” Bagchi stated.

He additionally admitted that he ought to have sought prior permission from his fellow Bengali singers whom he named within the video as equally or extra proficient than KK.

Bagchi, a nationwide award-winning singer-songwriter, got here reside on Facebook hours earlier than KK’s demise and made the controversial feedback.

“The singers of Kolkata are a lot better than KK. But the folks of Bengal don’t take care of them. They simply stay enthralled with Mumbai. But how lengthy will this proceed? It is excessive time we stand by Bengal. Who is this KK? Who is he? The folks of Kolkata get so thrilled when KK involves carry out. But they don’t present the identical enthusiasm for us,” Bagchi stated within the reside video.

Soon after he got here reside and the information of KK’s loss of life turned public, Bagchi was vehemently criticised and trolled for his feedback.


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