Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar's funeral will be held on Sunday

The Karnataka government on Saturday announced that the last rites of late Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar would be performed on Sunday morning and the timing would be fixed later. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that this decision has been taken in view of the huge crowd of his fans.

"As per the wishes of the people, the last rites will be performed tomorrow (Sunday) so that everyone can have a last glimpse. I appeal to the fans to cooperate with the police. The police are here to help them.."

ಶ್ರೀ ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರ ಅಂತ್ಯಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ನಾಳೆ, ಅಂದರೆ ಭಾನುವಾರ, ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 31ರಂದು ಮಾಡಲು ತೀರ್ಮಾನಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ನಾಳೆಯವರೆಗೆ ಅಂತಿಮ ದರ್ಶನಕ್ಕೆ ಸಮಯಾವಕಾಶವಿದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಸಂಯಮದಿಂದ ವರ್ತಿಸಿ, ಶಾಂತಿ ಸುವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಗೆ ಸಹಕರಿಸಬೇಕು" : ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai.#PuneethRajkumar pic.twitter.com/BZKjcCTYtA

— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) October 30, 2021

Bommai said, "Puneeth's daughter is reaching Bengaluru between 5.30 pm and 6 pm. It will be difficult to perform the last rites in the evening. Keeping this fact in mind, it has been decided to perform the last rites in the morning. Her elders The decision has been taken after discussion with brothers Shivrajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar."

Apart from this, a decision will be taken at night to decide the timing of the funeral, he added.

The body will be taken to Kanteerva Studio, located 11.7 km away, where Puneet will be cremated.

It was earlier decided that as soon as Puneet's elder daughter reaches New Delhi, the body will be taken in a procession to Kanteerva Studio, but this has been changed.

An emotional message was posted on twitter by the Karnataka Government, where Puneeth Rajkumar can be seen appealing to have precaution for COVID

ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಇಲಾಖೆಯ ಹಲವಾರು ಸಮಾಜಮುಖಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಹಕಾರ, ಸಮರ್ಥನೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ನಿಮಗೆ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಹೃದಯ ಪೂರ್ವಕ ವಿದಾಯ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದೆ.

ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅನುಪಸ್ಥಿತಿ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟ.🙏 https://t.co/oUOit4hd5P

— K'taka Health Dept (@DHFWKA) October 30, 2021

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