Composed by Shantanu Moitra and penned by Gulzar, the song was recorded on April 11
Last Updated: 06.17 AM, Jun 07, 2022
Shantanu Moitra, Srijit Mukherji, Gulzar and KK at the recording of the song/ Instagram
Singer KK passed away in Kolkata hours after he performed at a concert at Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday. He was declared dead after he was taken to CMRI – a Kolkata-based hospital. In April KK’s last recorded song was for Srijit Mukherji’s Sherdil which features Pankaj Tripathi, Sayani Gupta, Neeraj Kabo and others. Composed by Shantanu Moitra and penned by Gulzar, the song was recorded on April 11. On April 12, KK posted two photos of the team on social media and wrote, “Had an amazing time yesterday!! Sang a beautiful song for my old friend @moitrashantanu ( we made music together, back in the day in Delhi ) written by another old friend, the amazing Gulzar Saab 😊. For a new friend @srijitmukherji, his film “ Sherdil “. Thank you so much for the faith in me. Love the song (sic)”
After KK’s demise, filmmaker Srijit took to his social media and posted a heartfelt video in which Gulzar is seen appreciating KK’s rendition of Chod Aye Hum Woh Galian. The filmmaker bade farewell to the singer on social media. “In a state of total shock. Just met him last month for the first time and it seemed that we had known each other for years. The chatter wouldn't just stop. And I was so moved to see the love he had for Gulzar saab. He said he stepped into the film world with Chhor aaye hum and sang it to him as a tribute. Farewell, my newest friend. I wish we could have had more sessions on music and food and cinema. (sic),” he wrote on Instagram.
KK's untimely death has left the country in shock. Soon after the news broke, Kolkata-based musicians, including Anupam Roy, Babul Supriyo and others were seen visiting the hospital to pay respect to the musician. Composer Jeet Gannguli, KK’s long-term friend, told us, “I am still in complete disbelief. We were friends for 27 years. He was a foodie and used to ask my wife to make biryani for him.”