- Puneeth Rajkumar died of a coronary heart assault on Friday
- He was 46
- “Your legacy will live on,” tweeted Ajay Devgn
Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar leaves behind a legacy of iconic movies for members of movie fraternity throughout generations. Puneeth Rajkumar, fondly called by his fans as “Appu,” died on Friday at Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital. He was 46. His premature loss of life has left Bollywood “shocked” and “extremely sad.” The Kannada actor was remembered by celebs like Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Genelia D’Souza, Riteish Deshmukh, amongst others, on social media. “Shocking and extremely sad… #PuneethRajkumar. Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family,” tweeted Anil Kapoor whereas Abhishek Bachchan wrote: “Heartbreaking news! Gone too soon. #PuneethRajkumar. My condolences to his family and his fans. You will be missed.”
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) October 29, 2021
Heartbreaking information! Gone too quickly. #PuneethRajkumar
My condolences to his household and his followers. You will likely be missed.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) October 29, 2021
“You were the most-kindest and the simplest person I’ve met. The world has lost another gem. My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. Om Shanti,” tweeted Sanjay Dutt.
You had been essentially the most kindest and the best individual I’ve met. The world has misplaced one other gem. My heartfelt condolences to your loved ones and associates. Om Shanti #PuneethRajkumarpic.twitter.com/5DOeHBkQvE
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) October 29, 2021
Ajay Devgn mourned the actor-director-singer with these phrases: “Your legacy will live on. RIP Puneeth. Heartfelt condolences to his family and fans.”
Your legacy will reside on. RIP Puneeth. Heartfelt condolences to his household & followers.#PuneethRajkumar
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October 29, 2021
Taapsee Pannu’s eulogy learn: “This uncertainty of life and time is becoming a big teacher. Nothing seems to be too early anymore. Heartbreaking to see it all slip out of the control of our hands.”
This uncertainty of life and time is turning into a giant trainer. Nothing appears to be too early anymore . Heartbreaking to see all of it slip out of the management of our palms
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) October 29, 2021
Richa Chadha retweeted actor Gulshan Devaiah’s tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar and the actress wrote: “Unbelievable! Only 46! Big loss to the Kannada industry. Condolences to family and fans. Rest in peace sir.” Genelia D’Souza tweeted: “Shockedddd #RipPuneethRajkumar. This is devastating. All the strength and prayers to the family during this difficult time.”
This is devastating
All the energy and prayers to the household throughout this tough time
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) October 29, 2021
Riteish Deshmukh mourned Puneeth Rajkumar with this tweet: “Deeply saddened and shocked to learn about Sh #PuneethRajkumar’s untimely demise. Heartfelt condolences to the family. This is a huge loss, may god give them strength to brave this turbulent time. Rest In Peace.”
Deeply saddened and shocked to find out about Sh #PuneethRajkumar‘s premature demise. Heartfelt condolences to the household. This is a big loss, could god give them energy to courageous this turbulent time. Rest In Peace https://t.co/D9tj7a9am3
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 29, 2021
Rakul Preet Singh’s tribute learn: “This is shocking! At a loss for words…RIP #PuneethRajkumar. strength and condolences to the family.”
This is surprising! At a loss for phrases…RIP #PuneethRajkumar
Strength and condolences to the household
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) October 29, 2021
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor wrote: “Deeply shocked to know of the sudden demise of Puneeth Rajkumar. A powerful actor who won the hearts of people with his incredible body of work. Condolences to the family #RIP #Gonetoosoon #PuneethRajkumar.”
Deeply shocked to know of the sudden demise of @PuneethRajkumar A strong actor who gained the hearts of individuals together with his unbelievable physique of labor. Condolences to the household #RIP#Gonetoosoon#PuneethRajkumarpic.twitter.com/YuP08U2t8E
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) October 29, 2021
Actress Adah Sharma, who labored with Puneeth Rajkumar in Rana Vikrama, shared this emotional tweet: “Over worked but he still took selfies with all his fans and was smiling in all the pictures! He always wanted to put a smile on every1’s face, made sure everyone on set was happy. I think that’s how he should be remembered. A massive star who was so humble.”
Over labored however he nonetheless took selfies with alllll his followers and was smiling in all the photographs!He all the time wished to place a smile on every1’s face,made positive everybody on set was joyful.I feel that is how he must be remembered.A massivewho was so humble.#PuneethRajkumar#powerstarpic.twitter.com/LfXA06hCEA
— Adah Sharma (@adah_sharma) October 29, 2021
Mourning his buddy, actor Suniel Shetty wrote: “Shocked ans shaken beyond belief. I can’t imagine that my dear friend #PuneethRajkumar is no more. Only 46. Gone too soon my superstar friend and a wonderful human being. May God give strength to your family, friends & fans #ripPuneethrajkuma.”
Shocked & shaken past perception. I am unable to think about that my expensive buddy #PuneethRajkumar is not any extra. Only 46. Gone too quickly my celebrity buddy and a beautiful human being. May God give energy to your loved ones, associates & followers #ripPuneethrajkumarpic.twitter.com/QBLCJssBaD
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) October 29, 2021
Anupam Kher tweeted: “Deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden demise of Indian actor #PuneethRajkumar! Everybody always had something nice to say about him. Both, as an actor and as a person! It must be so tough for his family and fans to deal with this loss. Prayers and Om Shanti!”
Deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden demise of Indian actor #PuneethRajkumar! Everybody all the time had one thing good to say about him. Both, as an actor and as an individual! It should be so so robust for his household and followers to take care of this loss. Prayers and Om Shanti!! pic.twitter.com/k4SSEHSoNb
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) October 29, 2021
“This can’t be true! Devastated to hear this. #PuneethRajkumar,” tweeted singer Shreya Ghoshal and added: “A humble superstar, so young, at the pinnacle of his life simply left the world. My deepest heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti.”
This cannot be true! Devastated to listen to this. #PuneethRajkumar
A humble celebrity, so younger, on the pinnacle of his life merely left the world. My deepest heartfelt condolences to his household, associates and followers. Om Shanti.
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) October 29, 2021
In her tribute, actress Aditi Rao Hydari wrote: “Rest in Peace #PuneethRajkumar sir Folded handsPrayers and condolences to the family and fans for this irreplaceable loss.”
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) October 29, 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar was admitted to Vikram Hospital after he suffered a coronary heart assault. His situation was “serious” and the docs tried their “best” to deal with him, information company ANI had reported earlier immediately.
Members of the south movie trade, together with Chiranjeevi, Prakash Raj, Lakshmi Manchu, Mahesh Babu, Sudheer Babu, Dulquer Salmaan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, also mourned Puneeth Rajkumar on social media.
Puneeth Rajkumar is survived by spouse Ashwini Revanth and has two kids.