New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the demise of Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away at the age of 46 following a cardiac arrest on Friday.
Taking to his Twitter handle, PM Modi shared a throwback picture featuring him with the late actor. Sharing the picture, the Prime Minister penned a moving note in the beloved memory of the actor.
“A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was no age to go. The coming generations will remember him fondly for his works and wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” the tweet read.
The untimely demise of Puneeth Rajkumar has shaken the entire film industry. Fans and celebrities from the Indian film fraternity have sent their condolences to the friends and family members of the late actor on social media.
Noted politicians including Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Rahul Gandhi, Prakash Javdekar and Nirmala Sitharaman among others also expressed grief on the untimely demise of the ‘Appu’ actor.
Son of matinee idol Rajkumar, Puneeth passed away following a cardiac arrest on Friday. He was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after experiencing chest pains.
Lovingly called ‘Appu’ and ‘Power Star’ by his fans, Puneeth was associated with the silver screen since he was a toddler.
The 46-year-old actor has been the lead actor in 29 films since his 2002 hero debut in ‘Appu’, with his last release being ‘Yuvarathnaa’, which hit the screens in April earlier this year.
‘Raam’, ‘Hudugaru’, and ‘Anjani Putra’ are some of his memorable movies.
‘A huge personal loss’: Karnataka CM Basavaraj S Bommai condoles death of Puneeth Rajkumar
Bengaluru (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai is extremely saddened after learning about the untimely demise of renowned actor Puneeth Rajkumar.
Taking to Twitter, Bommai paid a heartfelt tribute to Puneeth, saying he “was the most loved superstar”. “Shocked and deeply saddened as Karnataka’s most loved superstar #PuneetRajkumar is no longer with us. A huge personal loss and one that’s difficult to come to terms with. Praying the almighty gives the Rajkumar family and fans the strength to bear this loss. #OmShanti,” he wrote.
Puneeth Rajkumar passed away on Friday after suffering from a heart attack. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.
Son of matinee idol Rajkumar, Puneeth is fondly called ‘Appu’ by his fans. He started his career as a child artist with his father in the early 80s. ‘Raam’, ‘Hudugaru’, and ‘Anjani Putra’ are some of his memorable movies. He was last seen in ‘Yuvarathnaa’, which was released early this year.
Puneeth Rajkumar had a long promising career ahead: Nirmala Sitharaman
Bengaluru : Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has expressed her grief over the demise of noted Sandalwood star Puneeth Rajkumar.
Taking to Twitter, Sitharaman wrote, “Condolences on the passing away of #PuneethRajkumar. A bright star. He had a long promising career ahead. My condolences to his family, his innumerable fans and followers.” Puneeth Rajkumar passed away on Friday after suffering from a heart attack. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.
However, no official statement about Puneeth Rajkumar’s death from the family sources has been received so far.