Puneeth Rajkumar no more: Kannada star, 46, suffers massive heart attack
Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar passed away today, October 29 admitted following heart complications.
Power star Puneeth Rajkumar, son of legendary actor Rajkumar and Parvathamma, was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru at 11:30 am today, October 29. According to Dr Ranganath Nayak, Puneeth was very serious as he suffered massive cardiac arrest. He also mentioned that his 'GOLDEN HOURS' were lost. In a career spanning two decades, Puneeth, fondly called Appu and Powestar by his fans, acted in many successful movies and had one of the massive fanbases in the Kannada film industry (Sandalwood).
Puneeth Rajkumar, 46-years-old is called the most bankable star in the south film industry. He got cardiac arrest while he was working out in the gym, the doctors said.
Dr Ranganath Nayak, the Consultant Cardiologist at Vikram Hospital, had said when Puneeth was admitted, "We are trying our best to treat him. His condition is serious. We can't say anything as of now. His condition was bad when he was brought to the hospital. His treatment on in ICU,"
Puneeth's fans gathered outside Vikram hospital and at his Sadashiva Nagar house in Bengaluru after hearing the news. Puneeth is the youngest son of Kannada movie legend Dr Rajkumar. Police commissioner Kamal Pant and additional commissioners Somundu Mukherjaa and Murugan also visited the Hospital to take stock of the security arrangement.
Following the news, Revenue Minister R Ashoka rushed to the Hospital. CM Basavaraj Bommai will also be rushing to the Hospital. HD Kumaraswamy, who is in Bidadi is also rushing to the Hospital.
Puneeth's friend and star Sonu Sood, tweets, "Heartbroken Will always miss you my brother. #PuneethRajkumar"
He was last seen in the Kannada movie Yuvarathnaa which was a massive hit. On the work front, Puneeth Rajkumar's next movie will be a psychological thriller drama titled Dvita. Pawan Kumar will be directed; the film also features Trisha. Talking about the film, Puneeth had once said he is delighted about this new journey, to begin with Hombale Films. Also, he talked about working with Pawan and his work.
Puneeth had recently finished shooting for Chethan Kumar's James, alongside Priya Anand. Puneeth Rajkumar is survived by wife Ashwini Revanth and has two children.