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Puneeth Rajkumar no more: Sonu Sood to Lakshmi Manchu; celebs mourn death of actor

The news of the sudden death of the actor Puneeth Rajkumar has shocked the entire film and friends fraternity to the very core.

Puneeth Rajkumar no more:  Sonu Sood to Lakshmi Manchu; celebs mourn death of actor-SYT
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Mumbai, First Published Oct 29, 2021, 2:50 PM IST
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Power star of the Kannada film industry Puneeth Rajkumar breathed his last in Bangalore today. The actor, 46, passed away due to cardiac arrest on October 29. He was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bangalore at 11.30 am today morning. According to Dr Ranganath, the actor was very serious when brought to the hospital, and he had suffered massive cardiac arrest.

Puneeth Rajkumar had a long career span of over two decades in the South Film industry. The actor was last seen in the Kannada movie Yuvarathnaa which was a super hit film. On the work front, he was to be seen in a psychological thriller drama named, Dvita; starring actress Trisha. Also Read: Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar suffers heart attack, admitted to hospital in Bengaluru

Puneeth Rajkumar stepped into the film industry as a child artist, and since then, he has never looked back. The actor grew to popularity after he tried his luck in television, and soon after, he became a household name. He did not learn to act professionally but from his cousin sister Poornima and actor Honnavalli. The death of the actor is a huge loss to the Kannada film industry. Fans are gathered outside the hospital where Rajkumar was admitted, and they are mourning the actor's untimely death. The actor had even won the prestigious National Award as the best child artist for the 1985 movie Bettada Hoovu. He was immensely popular in Karnataka.

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The actor had recently finished shooting for his film Chethan Kumar's James with Priya Anand. He was one of the most popular and celebrated actors in the South film industry., From Sonu Sood to Laksmi Manchu to Virendra Sehwag, celebrities are mourning the death of the actor as the news of his sudden death came as an utter shock to everyone. He was popularly called Appu and Power Star in the film industry. He was the son of legendary actors Rajkumar and Parvathamma. Also Read: Puneeth Rajkumar no more: Lesser-known facts about superstar every fan must know

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