Kannada Superstar Puneet Kumar death From Heart Attack
46-year-old Kannada superstar Puneet Kumar passed away today due to a heart attack during a workout. Due to the death of Puneet Kumar, pen 144 has been implemented in entire Karnataka in shock to the fans. Apart from this, theaters will remain closed throughout the state.
- Earlier, Siddharth Shukla died of a heart attack on September 2
Popular Kannada film superstar Puneet Rajkumar suffered a heart attack today, October 29, during a workout. Puneet Rajkumar, 46, was admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) ward of Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru. However the doctors could not save him. The prince fell more than the exercise.
Karnataka Min Dr CN Ashwathnarayan confirms & condoles the demise of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar (in pic)— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2021
"He had accomplished immensely from early age. It is difficult to believe that he, who has always been backbone of constructive programs, is no more." reads his statement pic.twitter.com/b4sTdNAB5J
His health was very critical
At 11.30 this morning, when Puneet Rajkumar was brought to the hospital, his condition was very critical. A crowd of fans has gathered outside the hospital. The fans burst into tears.
Doctor Ranganath Naik, who treated Puneet Rajkumar, told the news agency, "Puneet Rajkumar developed chest pain at 11.30 am on Friday and was admitted to the hospital. His condition was critical when he was brought to the hospital."
Was Born in Chennai
Puneet was born in Chennai. His father was a prince and his mother Parvathamma was a prince. Puneet was the youngest of five siblings. The family came to Mysore when he was six years old. Puneet Rajkumar's elder brother Shiv Rajkumar is also a well known actor. Puneet married Shavini in 1999. They have two daughters. As for Puneet's work front, it has been popular among fans since 2002 under the name of Appu. Fans gave him this name. Puneet has acted in films like 'Abhi', 'Veera Kannadiga', 'Ajay', 'Arasu', 'Ram', 'Hudugaru' and 'Anjani's Son'. Puneet was last seen in 'Yuvaratna'. The film was released this year.
Father was an icon of South Indian cinema
Puneet's father Raj Kumar was an icon of South Indian cinema. He was the first star of the Kannada film industry to be honored with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. The prince was abducted by sandalwood thief Veerappan in July 2000.
Started career as a child actor
Punit Rajkumar was the son of popular superstar Rajkumar. He started his career as a child artist in 1985 with the film Bettada Hovu. Puneet won the National Film Award for Child Artist for this film.
Celebrities paid tribute through social media.
Shocked & 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 #ripPuneethrajkumar 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QBLCJssBaD— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) October 29, 2021
Over worked but he still took selfies with alllll 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⭐who was so humble.#PuneethRajkumar #powerstar pic.twitter.com/LfXA06hCEA— Adah Sharma (@adah_sharma) October 29, 2021
This is shocking! At a loss for words...RIP #PuneethRajkumar— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) October 29, 2021
Strength and condolences to the family 😢💔
Anguished by the untimely demise of noted Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar. After starting his career as a child artiste, he made a mark as a phenomenal actor, playback singer, TV presenter and producer. Indeed, he was a man of many talents. #PuneethRajkumar pic.twitter.com/VXVI55JzRR— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) October 29, 2021
Heartbroken 💔— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 29, 2021
Will always miss you my brother. #PuneethRajkumar
Shocking and Heart breaking to know that Puneeth is no more. It is a huge loss for the film fraternity. My deepest condolences to Puneeth's family and loved ones.— Mammootty (@mammukka) October 29, 2021
RIP #PuneethRajkumar pic.twitter.com/Rx8smL9NtW