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Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar passes away at 46; celebs share condolences, tributes

Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar passes away at 46; celebs share condolences, tributes

Powerstar Puneet Rajkumar passed away from a sudden heart attack today, October 29, after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while working out in the gym in the morning. He was undergoing several tests at the emergency unit, including an ECG. Fans have gathered near the hospital as the matter is being revealed.

Shivarajkumar’s daughter Niveditha and members of Dr Rajkumar’s family have rushed to the hospital. Actor Ravichandran and producers Jayanna and K P Sreekanth are also in the hospital.

Puneeth, the youngest son of Kannada matinee idol, Dr Rajkumar was last seen in the movie Yuvarathnaa which was a massive hit. The movie was released in several languages.

The sudden demise of Rajkumar has put millions of fans and the entire Sandalwood industry in shock. As the actor very recently attended the pre-release event of Bhajarangi-2 and was expected to watch the same movie today.

In the morning today he wished the entire team of the movie with a Tweet for the release which read, “Best wishes for the entire team of #Bhajarangi2. @NimmaShivanna @NimmaAHarsha @JayannaFilms.”

Fans and celebs from the industry are paying their respects and expressing deep sorrow on their social media handles.

Taking to Twitter, Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi Konidela took to Twitter to extend his condolences: “Shocking ,devastating & heartbreaking! #PuneethRajkumar gone too soon. ???? Rest in Peace! My deepest sympathies and tearful condolences to the family. A huge loss to the Kannada / Indian film fraternity as a whole.Strength to all to cope with this tragic loss!”

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Heartbreaking news! Gone too soon. #PuneethRajkumar My condolences to his family and his fans. You will be missed.”

Taking to Twitter, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said he was “shocked and deeply saddened” to hear about the sudden demise of “Karnataka’s most loved superstar”.

“Shocked and deeply saddened as Karnataka’s most loved superstar #PuneetRajkumar is no longer with us. A huge personal loss and one that’s difficult to come to terms with. Praying the almighty gives the Rajkumar family and fans the strength to bear this loss. #OmShanti,” Basavaraj S Bommai tweeted.

DMK’s Kanimozhi said the sudden demise of Puneeth Rajkumar was an “incomparable loss to the Kannada film industry”

Producer Boney Kapoor shocked after sudden demise of the actor, he tweeted, “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 neethRajkumar”

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On the work front, he was currently shooting for the action-packed movie James.


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