Even after death, Puneeth Rajkumar will lighten up two precious lives; how? Read this
Puneeth Rajkumar will be laid to rest beside his father actor Dr Rajkumar's grave in Bengaluru. Also, his eyes were donated after the superstar's demise due to cardiac arrest
Puneeth Rajkumar's sudden death sent shockwaves in Karnataka and the rest of the country. The actor passed away on Friday after suffering cardiac arrest. According to reports, Puneeth Rajkumar's mortal remains will be put to rest beside his father's grave, the legendary actor of Kannada cinema Dr. Rajkumar in Bengaluru. The order was issued by senior IAS officer N. Manjunath Prasad, Principle Secretary to the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed to initiate necessary steps to conduct final rites of the actor in the premises of Sri Kanteerava studio near the grave of Dr. Rajkumar in Bengaluru, the order stated. Puneeth Rajkumar’s mother Parvathamma's grave is also laid to rest in the same premises. The civic agency of Bengaluru and the Police department have been asked to make necessary arrangements.
Speaking to Asianet Newsable about the elaborate security arrangements taken up by the Bengaluru City Police, City Police Chief Kamal Pant said that he had deployed 6000 Police personnel across in and around the Kanteerava stadium. Apart from this, two Rapid Action Force companies have also been roped, which will join by midnight. ALSO READ: Puneeth Rajkumar no more: Net worth to education to children; here's everything you need to know
The mortal remains of Puneeth are being kept for public view at Kanteerava Stadium till Saturday, October 30, evening. Currently, thousands of fans and people across the state are outside the Stadium to glance at their favourite star for the last time.
Reportedly, Puneeth Rajkumar's eye are donated by his family. According to news reports, Dr Bhujang Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Nethralaya told that Puneeth Rajkumar's father Dr Rajkumar, had said while pledging his eyes, that all members of his family will donate their eyes after death. Hence, the family has kept his word. Dr Shetty said, "Even at such a difficult time, they called me this noon and asked to retrieve his eyes. They are truly brave."
Back in 1994, legendary actor, Dr Rajkumar pledged his eyes to be donated post-death. The actor also took the initiative and created awareness on the same. And, the family has maintained the legacy and donated Puneeth Rajkumar’s eyes. ALSO READ: Puneeth Rajkumar no more: Check out his last social media post shared few hours ago before his death
Dr Bhujang Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Nethralaya, told News18, “Dr Rajkumar had said while pledging his eyes, that all members of his family will donate their eyes after death. The family has kept his word. Even at such a difficult time, they called me this noon and asked to retrieve his eyes. They are truly brave."