Puneeth Rajkumar last rites to be performed TODAY with state honors
The last rites of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar are expected to be performed today.
On 29 October 2021, Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar passed away in Bangalore after suffering a heart attack at the age of 46. He was fondly called Appu by his fans. Earlier today, his mortal remains were brought to Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium for public viewings.
The late actor’s final rites will be performed today next to his father’s memorial at the Kanteerava Studio in Bengaluru with state honors. Only his family members and close friends can attend the last rites. His daughter, Vanditha, who is in the United States of America, is expected to return to India for the rites.
Talking to the media, state minister R Ashoka said Rajkumar’s last rites will be performed with full state honors and the family will decide when it will happen.
Rajkumar’s family donated his eyes like his father-legendary south actor Dr. Rajkumar, who had pledged his entire family’s eyes back in 1994. Dr. Rajkumar had also died of a heart attack on 12 April 2006 aged 76.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Rajkumar’s fans gathered in large numbers to pay their last respects to the actor at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, reported ANI.
On Friday morning, Puneeth complained of chest pain and visited his family doctor for an ECG. Following the ECG, he was told to rush to the hospital. He arrived at Vikram Hospital in a serious condition, said the doctor. The unfortunate news came as a shock to the entire film fraternity and his followers, who couldn’t suffer the blow of the news.
The actor is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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