Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi has issued an apology to late singer KK’s household and followers. This comes days after Rupankar was trolled on social media for questioning the frenzy round KK, simply hours earlier than his loss of life in Kolkata. Rupankar held a press convention at Kolkata Press Membership and stated that he’s receiving loss of life threats. (Additionally learn: Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi faces backlash after saying different singers are higher than KK)
Addressing the media, he stated, “My unconditional apology for KK’s household, the folks of Mumbai and scores of his followers, individuals who beloved him in Kolkata and everywhere in the nation. I remorse the momentary indiscretion as I used to be making the Fb reside led to the current state of affairs. I’ve since deleted the Fb publish however the assaults proceed”
He continued, “Who knew a momentary indiscretion the place I couldn’t talk my ideas in a correct approach and brought on anguish to folks would result in such outpouring of anger and hatred in opposition to me and my household.” He added, “I get bodily threats and even threats to my life within the social media over telephone and outdoors.”
He additionally clarified that he has nothing in opposition to KK. “There was nothing private in opposition to KK, whom I didn’t know personally. I had solely referred to his live performance at Nazrul Manch on Monday and the frenzy among the many viewers,” he stated. Reportedly, Rupankar has appointed personal safety guards at his residence after receiving loss of life threats for his controversial statements.
It began when Rupankar held a reside session on Fb, earlier than KK’s loss of life and stated that singers from Kolkata can sing higher than KK. Through the now-deleted reside video, he had stated that regional singers from Kolkata can’t think about the quantity KK earns. Evaluating KK’s efficiency, he named Kolkata-based artistes and bands and added, “I’ve seen movies of mine, Anupam Roy, Somata, Emaan Chakraborty, Ujjaini Mukherjee, Cactus, Fossils, Rupam Islam and others. I believe all of us sing higher than KK, why do you not get enthusiastic about us? What’s the motive?”
He left followers fuming when stated, “Who’s KK? We’re higher than any Okay. All of the singers I’ve talked about are far much better than Mr KK.” He ended his reside by questioning the viewers’s ‘obsession with Bombay’ artists and urged viewers to discover regional industries.
KK died on Might 29, after acting at a live performance organised by Gurudas Faculty at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata. He fell in poor health after reaching his resort and was declared introduced lifeless by medical doctors on the CMRI hospital. In line with KK’s post-mortem stories, he died because of cardiac arrest.