Kannada Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passes away on Friday after having a serious cardiac arrest. Earlier in the day, the actor developed intense chest pain. After which he visited his family doctor for an ECG. Following this, he was immediately rushed to the hospital. The actor then suffered a major heart attack for which he was receiving his treatment in ICU at the Vikram hospital. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also confirmed this news.
This news has shaken up the entire film industry. Several of his colleagues, fans, and even former minister have been sharing their condolences. Such as former ministers Siddaramaiah, HD Kumaraswamy, the former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, KPCC president DK Shivakumar.
His body will be kept at the Kanteerava stadium for the people to pay homage.
The actor took to Twitter just a few hours before his death to wish luck to the team of ‘Bhajrangi 2’ which also stars his brother Shivrajkumar. His tweet read “Best wishes for the entire team of #Bhajarangi2. @NimmaShivanna @NimmaAHarsha @JayannaFilms.”
— Puneeth Rajkumar (@PuneethRajkumar) October 29, 2021
The actor’s elder brother and Kannada filmstar Shivrajkumar and his family members have reached the hospital after hearing the devastating news. Actors such as Yash, Ravichandran, Darshan, and many others have rushed to the hospital.
Many big names such as Sonu Sood, Mahesh babu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Boney Kapoor, and R Madhavan have shared their condolences with Puneeth Rajkumar’s family.
Who was Puneeth?
Puneeth popularly known as “appu’ was the son of legendary actor, Rajkumar. The actor had appeared in films like Raajakumara and Rana Vikrama. The actor is popular for hosting Kannada Kotiyadhipata a popular TV game show. The show is the Kannada version of ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ Puneeth Rajkumar has recently wrapped his shoot for ‘James” with Chetan Kumar and was looking forward to his collaboration with Pawan Kumar for ‘Dvitva’. His latest release was the film‘ Yuvarathnaa’.