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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.
Kannada superstar #PuneethRajkumar's body is to be kept at Kanteerava stadium in #Bengaluru for people to pay homage. The police are making arrangements at the outdoor stadium and tight security is in place around the stadium. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/JLfEs4mpsO— Darshan Devaiah B P (@DarshanDevaiahB) October 29, 2021
Thousands crowd outside and inside Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium, where Kannada actor #PuneethRajkumar's body has been kept for fans to pay their last respects.#RIPPuneethRajkumar 💔 pic.twitter.com/HE6exXpPiU— Kerala Trends (@KeralaTrends2) October 29, 2021
A sea of humanity outside Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru to get one last glimpse of @PuneethRajkumar earlier tonight. The Rajkumar family has asked just one thing of its fans - to send Puneeth off in love, peace & dignity- and fans are doing just that. pic.twitter.com/12n6ZQNf8A— Anusha Ravi Sood (@anusharavi10) October 29, 2021
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.
#Bengaluru #Karnataka— Journalist Siraj Noorani (@sirajnoorani) October 29, 2021
Thousands of fans of #PuneethRajukumar are still at Kanteerava stadium waiting in long que to pay their last respects to the #PowerStar #PuneetRajkumar #Puneeth #PuneethRajukumar #punnethrajkumar #PuneethRajkumarrip pic.twitter.com/Uoda6MteQD
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.