Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar dies of heart attack during workout, section 144 in Karnataka
New Delhi. Sandalwood Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar has died of a heart attack while working out at the gym. Soon after the heart attack, 46-year-old Puneet was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru. As per reports, Appu was initially rushed to Ramana Maharshi hospital close to his Sadashivanagar residence in Bengaluru after he experienced chest congestion. However, he was later shifted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru after his condition deteriorated.
There is a wave of mourning in entire Karnataka due to his death. All theatres are being closed in the state. Section 144 has been implemented in many areas to control the fans. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai also reached the hospital.
Puneet's father Rajkumar was an icon of South Indian cinema. He was the first actor in the Kannada film industry to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He was abducted from Tamil Nadu by sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in July 2000. Puneet started his career as a child artist; he was also honoured with National Award.
Several actors and people from different parts of society paid their tribute to Kannada Super Star.
GONE- one of our KINDEST, NICEST AND NOBLE soul. I don’ know what I am feeling . I am feeling so devastated. Brother you have left us very confused and heartbroken. The heavens are brighter today. I am still hoping this is not true . 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/7wjXZzk0ND— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) October 29, 2021
Cannot believe what I’m hearing 😔 Life is so unpredictable. Such a big loss for Indian Cinema. Sending out loads of love and light to his family and loved ones in these difficult times. R.I.P Puneeth Rajkumar. 💔😞— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) October 29, 2021
Mammootty said, Shocking and Heartbreaking to know that Puneeth is no more. It is a huge loss for the film fraternity. My deepest condolences to Puneeth's family and loved ones.
Shocking and Heart breaking to know that Puneeth is no more. It is a huge loss for the film fraternity. My deepest condolences to Puneeth's family and loved ones.
Shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news of Puneeth Rajkumar's demise. One of the most humble people I've met and interacted with. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones 🙏— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) October 29, 2021
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Absolutely shocked by the passing away of Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar through a sudden heart attack. Had the privilege of meeting him once; so unbelievably down to earth.— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) October 29, 2021
He was only 46. Life is so fickle it's crazy. Crazy. pic.twitter.com/ORpf9UiNrt