Kannada film actor Puneeth Rajkumar has died of a heart attack while working out at the gym. Soon after the heart attack, 46-year-old Puneet was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru. There is a wave of mourning in the whole of Karnataka due to his death. All theaters are being closed in the state. Section 144 has been implemented in many areas to control the fans. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai also reached the hospital.
Puneet’s father Rajkumar was an icon of South Indian cinema. He was the first actor in the Kannada film industry to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She was kidnapped from Tamil Nadu in July 2000 by sandalwood smuggler Veerappan. Puneet started his career as a child artist, he was also honored with National Award.
Ram Gopal Varma paid tribute
Film director Ram Gopal Varma wrote in his post, ‘The sudden death of Puneet Rajkumar is a tragedy. It is also a scary and terrifying eye opener fact that any one of us can die at any time. So it is best to live life on fast forward mode.
Apart from the shocking tragedy that @PuneethRajkumar ‘s sudden death is, it is also a scary and terrifying eye opening truth that any of us can die anytime 😳😳😳 So it is best to live life on a fast forward mode , while we are still alive🙏🙏🙏
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) October 29, 2021
R Madhavan said – heart broken
After the demise of actor Puneet, R Madhavan wrote while condoling, ‘Gone, one of the most kind, loving and noble souls. I don’t know what I’m feeling. I am very shocked, brother, you have left all of us after breaking our hearts and leaving us confused. Heaven has been illuminated today. I am still hoping that this is not true. With folded hands, folded hands, folded hands, the heart is broken.’
GONE- one of our KINDEST, NICEST AND NOBLE soul. I don’ know what I am feeling . I am feeling so devastated. Brother you have left us very confused and heartbroken. The heavens are brighter today. I am still hoping this is not true . 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/7wjXZzk0ND
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) October 29, 2021
Pooja Hegde pays tribute
Cannot believe what I’m hearing 😔 Life is so unpredictable. Such a big loss for Indian Cinema. Sending out loads of love and light to his family and loved ones in these difficult times. R.I.P Puneeth Rajkumar. 💔😞
— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) October 29, 2021
Paying tribute, Pooja Hegde wrote, ‘Can’t believe what I am hearing, life is very uncertain. Indian cinema has suffered a great loss today. Sending love and light to his family during this difficult time. May your soul rest in peace, Puneet. Broken heart and disappointed face.