The year 2022 starts with a good note but seems like slowly and steadily it is going upside down. Many films, songs, EPs, and albums were announced but in between all this hustle-bustle, we have lost many great artists. Some are gone too soon. 2022 has been marked as death and loss. Legendary artists like Sidhu Moosewala, Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, and KK took their last breaths. We just entered the sixth month of the year and saw four major deaths which left the world in shock.
Scroll Down To Know More About These Eminent Singers Who Died In 2022
KK (1968 - 2022)
KK, whose real name was Krishnakumar Kunnath, died on 31 May 2022 in Kolkata at the age of 53. He was in town for a two-day concert when he became ill during a performance at Nazrul Mancha. KK leaves behind a wife and two children. People from many walks of life paid tribute to him as soon as the news of his death became public.
His songs portrayed a wide spectrum of emotions and appealed to listeners of all ages.His songs will live on in our hearts forever. With his first album, Pal, KK became well-known among music fans. Tadap Tadap, Dus Bahane, Tune Maari Entriyaan, Gori Gori, Tu Jo Mila, and Kya Mujhe Pyaar are some of Bollywood's biggest hits. Hai and many others. KK song in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, and Malayalam, among many other languages.
Sidhu Moosewala (1993-2022)
On May 29, 2022, unidentified assassins shot and killed popular Punjabi musician Sidhu Moosewala in Punjab's Mansa district. When the attackers obstructed him and fired more than 30 rounds at him, he was in his Mahindra Thar. The lyricist-singer, who ran on a Congress ticket in the recently held state elections and lost, was well-liked not just in his native state but also among the Punjabi diaspora in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Many Pollywood, Bollywood, and Hollywood artists came forward to show their grief and the time they spent with the late artist. He catapulted to quick success with the song ‘So High’ and never shied away from glorifying caste and strong-arm methods in his lyrics. Legend, Tochan, 295, and The Last Ride among others, were smash singles from his stable that threw YouTube into a craze. The singer has left for a heavenly abode at the very young of 28.
Lata Mangeshkar (1929 -2022)
Lata Mangeshkar, a great Indian vocalist with a prolific, revolutionary record and a voice heard by over a billion people across South Asia, has passed away. She took her last breath on February 6, 2022, and was 92 years old at the time. The legendary singer died of multiple organ failure in Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital on Sunday morning.
Few artists have demonstrated their flexibility as well as Mangeshkar, who debuted in 1942 at the age of 13 with a song for a Bollywood film. She quickly rose to prominence as a Hindi singing legend, singing over 5,000 songs in over a thousand Bollywood and regional language films. She sung for Madhubala and Meena Kumari, two of Bollywood's first female superstars, and then for modern divas like Priyanka Chopra.
Bappi Lahiri (1952 -2022)
Bappi Lahiri, a singer, and songwriter died on February 15, 2022, at the age of 69. He had been ill for some time and died of Obstructive Sleep Apnea at CritiCare Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. Lahiri received tributes from people from all walks of life.The singer, who was known as Bappi da and had enormous popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, is most known for introducing disco music to the Indian public.
His work on films such as Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, and Commando earned him the moniker of ‘Disco King’. Bappi Lahiri also sang songs like Ooh La La for The Dirty Picture, Tune Maari Entriyaan for Gunday, and Tamma Tamma for Badrinath Ki Dulhania in the 2000s. And more recently, Areey Pyar Kar Le for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. He last composed the song Bhankas for the 2020 movie Baaghi 3.
Be it Punjabi or Hindi industry, we cannot deny that after the demise of these artists we lost the gem. These huge losses didn't cover up but we hope their legacy could be carried, they are gone but never forgotten!