Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, 46, passed away today afternoon after suffering from a heart attack today while working out at a gym. He was rushed to the hospital after he complained of chest pain. He was admitted to Intensive care Unit (ICU) Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.
According to a statement issued by Vikram Hospital, Rajkumar was non-responsive when brought in and was in cardiac asystole.
His body is to be kept at Kanteerava stadium for people to pay homage.
He had won the hearts of Kannadigas through his great acting skills & his simplicity. His passing away is a great loss for Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/cpKiQ74IIf
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) October 29, 2021
A large number of fans gathered outside Vikram hospital in Bengaluru on hearing the news of the actor’s hospitalisation. Bangalore has been put on high alert. Security is beefed up around Vikram hospital and Kanteerava stadium.
Puneeth is the youngest son of Kannada cinema legend Dr Rajkumar. Popularly known as the Powerstar, Puneeth Rajkumar was a beloved superstar who had recently made foray as a film producer.
RIP Appu. May the ancestors bless you. Just like his father Dr. Rajkumar Puneeth was an actor in Kannada films from the Idiga tribe. pic.twitter.com/0pkydUHDMS
— (((Dominique Fisherwoman))) 💙 (@AbbakkaHypatia) October 29, 2021
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has also visited the hospital. CM Bommai and Shivarajkumar will be holding to hold a press meet soon.
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) October 29, 2021
Two days ago, Puneet Rajkumar was seen dancing alongside Shivraj Kumar and Yash at the promotional event of ‘Bajrangi – 2’.
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) October 29, 2021
— Sudheer Babu (@isudheerbabu) October 29, 2021
Sandalwood industry is in shock and condolences are pouring from all over India over the news of sudden demise of the famous actor.
— Parvathy Thiruvothu (@parvatweets) October 29, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 29, 2021