Thousands pay tribute to Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar at Bengaluru Stadium

BENGALURU: Bereaved fans thronged the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday to pay their last respects to Kannada cinema star and celebrity television host Puneeth Rajkumar, who died of a heart attack at the age of 46. Ran. State minister R Ashok told reporters that his last rites would be performed with full state honours. The actor, known for films like “Appu”, “Veera Kannadiga” and “Maurya”, died of a heart attack on Friday, hospital sources said.

The video shows the stadium packed wall-to-wall with thousands of fans. A government order said that his last rites would be performed at Kanteerava Studio where his parents Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma were cremated. According to government sources quoted by news agency PTI, the last rites will be performed on Sunday as the family awaits the arrival of Puneet Rajkumar’s daughter, who lives abroad.

The actor, known for films like “Appu”, “Veera Kannadiga” and “Maurya”, died of a heart attack on Friday, hospital sources said.

Rajkumar, known to be a fitness enthusiast, was rushed to Vikram Hospital after he complained of chest pain after a two-hour workout at the gym, doctors treating him said. He died shortly after. He is survived by wife Ashwini Revanth and two daughters Dhriti and Vandita.

The news of the sudden death of actor Rajkumar, the son of actor Rajkumar, who fast-forwarded his father’s shadow to carve a niche for himself in the Kannada showbiz industry, stunned a stunned crowd of fans around the hospital premises.

According to a statement from Vikram Hospital, earlier in the day, Puneet was taken to the emergency department “… at 11:40 am with a history of chest pain, he was non-responsive… started advanced cardiac resuscitation. Has been done” .

Condoling the death of the actor, who began his career as a child artist in films such as “Thaige Thakka Maga” and “Bhagyavant”, political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came out as allies in the southern film industry. As well as in Bollywood – his messages echo the echoes of his fans who were grieving the hero who was gone too soon.

Sharing a picture with the actor and his family, the Prime Minister said, “A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneet Rajkumar. This was no age to let go. Generations to come see him.” Will be remembered with love. Her work and wonderful personality. Condolences to her family and fans. Om Shanti.”

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was the first to condole his death.

“A huge personal loss and one that is hard to recoup. Praying to the Almighty to give strength to the Prince’s family and fans to bear this loss.” He tweeted, “The Chief Minister said.

Bommai said the actor was due to meet him on Friday to plan the Kannada Rajyotsava on November 1.

“But destiny had something else in mind. Instead of meeting me, he went somewhere else. It is very shocking,” the chief minister told reporters.