Lakhs of fans from across Karnataka are likely to attend Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkmuar’s final rites in Bengaluru. The 46-year-old Sandalwood superstar died on Friday of cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the hospital after he complained of chest pain.
A statement from the hospital earlier said that Puneeth Rajkumar “was brought to the emergency department, Vikram Hospital with history of chest pain at 11:40 am, he was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated.”
The son of matinee idols the late Rajkumar, and Parvathamma, he was fondly called ‘Appu’ by his fans. A popular television presenter, the ‘power star’, who began his career as a child artist, was also among the highest-paid actors in the Kannada film industry.
Initial reports have suggested that a large number of fans are likely to come to Bengaluru from North Karnataka.
Megastar Chiranjeevi and actors Junior NTR, Allu Arjun, Vishal, Mahesh Babu are expected to arrive at Kanteerava stadium to pay last respects to Puneeth Rajkumar.