From Lata Mangeshkar to Puneet Rajkumar: Remembering the stars we lost in 2022

The 'Nightingale of India', Lata Mangeshkar, passed away on 6 February 2022 at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai. She died due to multiple organ syndromes.

By Bhavana  Published on  27 Dec 2022 3:30 AM GMT
From Lata Mangeshkar to Puneet Rajkumar: Remembering the stars we lost in 2022

Hyderabad: The Indian film industry lost several stars this year, including world-famous playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and KK, Superstar Krishna, Rebel Star Krishnam Raju, Puneet Rajkumar, and others. Scroll down to see our tribute to the celebrities who died in 2022.

Lata Mangeshkar

The 'Nightingale of India', Lata Mangeshkar, passed away on 6 February 2022 at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai. She died due to multiple organ syndromes. She was one of the legendary singers of India and was popular for her songs in movies like 'Silsila', 'Faasle', 'Vijay', and 'Chandni'.

Bappi Lahiri

He is the one who popularized disco music in Indian cinema in the 80s and 90s. Bappi Lahari died on 16 February at the CritiCare Hospital in Juhu because of multiple health issues. He also composed music for several Telugu films, including 'Big Boss', 'State Rowdy', 'Rowdy Alludu', and 'Gang Leader'.

Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK)

Popular singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, fondly called KK, died hours after his concert in Kolkata on 31 May. He is best known for his debut album "Pal" and songs like "Aankhon Mein Teri" from SRK's 'Om Shanti Om'.

Raju Srivastava

The King of Comedy received treatment for almost 41 days in the hospital and breathed his last on 21 September. His unfortunate demise left a void in the world of comedy.

Krishnam Raju

Fondly called Rebel Star, Tollywood actor Krishnam Raju died on 11 September. He was 83. He served the Telugu industry for several decades with super-hit films. He also received the first Nandi Award for best actor.

Puneeth Rajkumar

Sandalwood's Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar will always be remembered as a gentleman in the film industry. His humble nature is what people loved him most for. The unexpected passing away of this Sandalwood superstar in October 2022 left the entire film industry in shock.

Superstar Krishna

Veteran actor Krishna breathed his last on 15 November after a massive cardiac arrest. In a career spanning five decades, Krishna acted in over 350 films. Fans fondly call him Superstar and he introduced many technical enhancements in Tollywood through his movies.

Kaikala Satyanarayana

Veteran actor Kaikala Satyanarayana passed away at his residence in Hyderabad on 24 December. The actor made his debut with 'Sipayi Kuthuru' in 1959 and throughout his vibrant career, he acted in nearly 800 films and explored every genre.

Chalapathi Rao

Another Telugu veteran actor, Chalapathi Rao, passed away at his residence on 26 December. He has acted in over 600 films, portraying various characters.

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