Sea of humanity outside Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru to get one last glimpse of Puneeth Rajkumar

Bangalore, Kanteerava Stadium: Renowned Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar died in the hospital on Friday afternoon due to a heart attack. The last rites of the actor's body will be performed on Sunday. Earlier, the body of Puneeth Rajkumar was kept at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru after his death for the fans and family to see. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the actor's body and paid tribute. Puneet Rajkumar breathed his last at the age of 46.

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On Friday evening, his fans thronged the stadium to pay their last respects to star Puneeth Rajkumar. Everyone seemed eager to have a glimpse of him before being given his last farewell. After his death in the hospital, his body has been kept in the stadium for darshan.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that the last rites will be performed at Kanteerava on Sunday with full state honours. Meanwhile, Bengaluru Police has directed all liquor shops in the city to remain closed for two nights as a precautionary measure. Police said that intensive patrolling is being done to ensure that there is no untoward incident.

Puneeth had a heart attack at home in the morning, after which he was taken to the hospital. There the actor had an ECG (Echo Cardiogram), the result of which showed that he had a heart attack. Before the death, the statement of Dr Ranganath of the hospital had come to the fore, in which he said that it is difficult to say anything at this time. When the actor was brought to the hospital, his condition was very bad. He was treated in ICU.

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