South Indian-based actor Puneet Rajkumar passed away at the early age of 46 on 29th October due to a cardiac arrest. His films and acting have resonated with a wide-based audience especially in his hometown, Karnataka.
Son of famous actor Rajkumar and Parvathamma, Puneeths death comes as a shock to the nation. Various actors mourn the artist’s death, sharing the grievance of how the industry lost a valuable gem in history.
Karnataka Cheif Minister tweeted ” the death of one of Karnataka’s renowned artists has caused me deep sadness” and pens down the loss of Kannadigas much loved. Amitabh Bachan, writes on his blog, saying ” Puneeth Rajkumar, the son of the legendary actor of Kananda cinema, Raj Kumar, the star of his own light, passes away leaving me utterly shocked and dismal of the news”.
PM Narendra Modi offers condolences and strength to the family and highlights the wonderful workings of the late actor, shares a picture with the late actor.
His funeral is going to be receiving state recognition, signed by the state government. Celebs from around the nation are going to be attending the last rites of Puneet Rajkumar in the land belonging to Dr.Rajkumar foundation. Fans are seen swarming around the stadium where Puneeths body is going to be respected and offered condolences, for his last journey. The goodbye of the greatest actor, the loved ‘Appu’, as the fans called him, will always be cherished by his films and contribution to the industry.
A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was no age to go. The coming generations will remember him fondly for his works and wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/ofcNpnMmW3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 29, 2021
Thousands of fans of #PuneethRajkumar wait to pay their last respects to the #PowerStar in kanteerava stadium. @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru @DarshanDevaiahB pic.twitter.com/hqFCHNk4jK
— Kiran Parashar (@KiranParashar21) October 30, 2021
The loss of Puneeth Rajkumar has come as a terrible shock. I still find the news hard to believe. It feels as though I have lost a younger brother. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family with whom I share a close bond. I wish them strength & comfort to cope with this loss. pic.twitter.com/x8GDRNPx7d
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) October 29, 2021