The biggest Actor of Kannada and Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed due to cardiac arrest. He was hospitalized on Friday after complaining being feeling pinn in his chest area.
The Superstar passed away at the age of 46 after being admitted to Bengaluru Vinram hospital. His last rites are likely to take place on Sunday.
Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai condoled the death of Karnataka’s “most loved superstar” and declared that state honours would be allowed during the actor’s funeral. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to mourn the untimely death of the Kannada film star. “A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was no age to go. The coming generations will remember him fondly for his works and wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” the PM tweeted.
The sudden demise of this talented actor sentenced the country to shock. Many fans are in shock with the untimely demise of this Superstar. Joining in grief was a host of South stars including Jr NTR, Mahesh Babu, Chiranjeevi, Lakshmi Manchu, R Madhavan, Dulquer Salmaan, and Prithviraj Sukumaran among many others. Puneeth’s fans remembered the late actor as “one of the kindest and noblest” film stars
After the sad news was known to people. Celeb took over Twitter to pay condolences to the late actor .
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari tweeted “Rest in Peace Puneeth Rajkumar sir. Prayers and condolences to the family and fans for this irreplaceable loss,”.
Soundaraya Rajnikanth updated fans about Rajnikanth health and also paid condolences to Puneet Rajkumar. She tweeted Appa is better, with God’s grace and all your prayers…and too heartbroken today,RIP #puneetrajkumar sir .
“Apart from the shocking tragedy that @PuneethRajkumar’s sudden death is, it is also a scary and terrifying eye-opening truth that any of us can die anytime. So it is best to live life on a fast forward mode, while we are still alive,” Ram Gopal Varma tweeted.
Nagarjuna Akkineni tweeted “My deepest condolences to the family of Puneeth Rajkumar!! It is shocking and heartbreaking to hear this news!! May his soul rest in peace
@NimmaShivanna #ripPuneethrajkumar “
Actor Mohanlal tweeted “The loss of Puneeth Rajkumar has come as a terrible shock. I still find the news hard to believe. It feels as though I have lost a younger brother. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family with whom I share a close bond. I wish them strength & comfort to cope with this loss.”
Kamal hassan tweeted “The demise of my dear younger brother Puneeth Rajkumar was most unexpected.We were mutually very fond of each other. My deepest sympathy to his family and his fans in Karnataka.(1/2) #PuneethRajkumar ”
Amidst heavy rainfall fans gathered around the late Superstar house . To get the last glimpse of Superstar Puneet Rajkumar.
Not only fans but also politicians and actors are reaching Puneeth Rajkumar’s house to pay condolences.
Anil Kumble tweeted “Shocked and deeply saddened on the passing of #PuneethRajkumar the film industry has lost a gem. One of the finest human being I’ve met. So vibrant and humble. Gone too soon. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable fans.”
Puneeth starred in over 29 Kannada films. He had appeared as a lead actor in several commercially successful films including Appu (2002), Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Mourya (2004), Aakash (2005), Ajay (2006), Arasu (2007), Milana (2007), Vamshi (2008), Raam (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Raajakumara (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017).
He was the youngest son of Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar . Puneeth also always referred to as power star and he was called ‘Appu’ by fans . Appu started his career as a child artist and gain fame.He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu (1985). Puneeth also won the Karnataka State Award for Best Child Artist for his performances in Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu