Kannada Star Puneeth Rajkumar To Be Cremated With State Honours

A photograph of Puneeth Rajkumar. (Image courtesy: AnupamPKher )


  • Puneeth Rajkumar died on the age of 46 in Bengaluru
  • He had been understanding in a health club when he suffered a coronary heart assault
  • He was then taken to the Vikram Hospital, the place he died

New Delhi:

Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, who died on the age of 46 at Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital on Friday, can be cremated with state honours on Saturday, Manjunatha Prasad, the Principal Secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister introduced on Friday, experiences information company ANI. His cremation will happen on the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Puneeth Rajkumar had been working out in a gym when he suffered a heart attack; he was then taken to the Vikram Hospital. ANI shared a tweet on Friday night about Puneeth Rajkumar’s funeral that learn: “The last rites of actor #PuneethRajkumar to be performed with State honours at Kanteerava Studios in Bengaluru: Manjunatha Prasad, Principal Secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister.”

Read the tweet right here:

Earlier on Friday afternoon, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai mourned Puneeth Rajkumar with these phrases: “I am deeply shocked that Kannada celebrity Shri Puneeth Rajkumar died of a heart attack. The death of Kannadigar’s favourite actor, Appu, has caused enormous loss to Kannada and Karnataka and I pray that God will have mercy on his soul and give his fans the power to endure this pain.”

Puneeth Rajkumar was the son of legendary actor Rajkumar. Fan fondly referred to as him “Appu” – after the 2002 movie through which he performed his first lead function – and “Power Star.

Puneeth Rajkumar started his profession as a toddler artist. When he was six-months-old, he starred in two 1976 movies – Premada Kanike and Aarathi. He garnered a complete lot of reward for his performances in Bhakta Prahalada, which additionally starred his father, Vasantha Geeta and Bhagyavantha.

His function in Bettada Hoovu as a younger boy Ramu who assists a researcher to discover a uncommon flower fetched him a National Award for Best Child Actor.

Puneeth’s movie credit additionally embrace Mourya, Arasu, Raam and Anjani Putra. He was additionally a singer and was admired for his dance abilities.

Puneeth was also called the presenter of Kannadada Kotyadhipathi, the Kannada model of quiz present ho Wants To Be A Millionaire?

He is survived by spouse Ashwini Revanth and has two youngsters.

Post your tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar here.

(With PTI inputs)

2021-10-29 20:49:43

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