News Karnataka
Saturday, July 02 2022

Singer Rupankar Bagchi apologises for anti-KK remarks - 2 min read

Rupankar Bagchi apologises for anti-KK remarks
Photo Credit : IANS

Kolkata: Popular Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi, who was trolled for uploading a video on social media in which he questioned the singing talent of Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) hours before the latters sudden demise in Kolkata late on Tuesday evening, apologised on Friday for his comments in a hurriedly convened press conference.

Bagchi has also deleted the Facebook post trageting KK.

At the press conference, Bagchi said he never imagined that he will be subjected to such widespread trolling for a comment.

“Threat messages have even come on the mobile of my wife. So, I tender an unconditional apology to the family members of KK. I have also deleted my video that I posted on social media. I sincerely wish that may God render peace to KK wherever he is now,” Bagchi said.

Rupankar said his comments were not targeted exclusively towards KK, since he had no personal enmity with the deceased singer.

“I had just questioned the madness in the city over his concert. I just wanted to say that such madness is not witnessed during the shows of Bengali singers, who are equally talented,” Bagchi said.

He also admitted that he should have sought prior permission from his fellow Bengali singers whom he named in the video as equally or more talented than KK.

Bagchi, a national award-winning singer-songwriter, came live on Facebook hours before KK’s demise and made the controversial comments.

“The singers of Kolkata are much better than KK. But the people of Bengal do not care for them. They just remain enthralled with Mumbai. But how long will this continue? It is high time we stand by Bengal. Who is this KK? Who is he? The people of Kolkata get so thrilled when KK comes to perform. But they do not show the same enthusiasm for us,” Bagchi said in the live video.

See also  'Killer bills' in US Congress on prowl for Big Tech ad share

Soon after he came live and the news of KK’s death became public, Bagchi was vehemently criticised and trolled for his comments.

Read more:

KK passes away at 53: A legendary singer in life and after


Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to our Podcast across platforms
AnchorAmazon MusicSpotifyGoogle PodcastsRadio PublicRSS

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp