Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: The Karnataka Ratna Award was posthumously conferred on past due actor Puneeth Rajkumar through nation Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at a feature here on Tuesday.
Puneeth Rajkumar’s family contributors attended the award ceremony. The Chief Minister presented the celebrated award to the late actor’s wife Ashwini Revanth. Actors Rajinikanth and Jr NTR have been among the ones gift. The Karnataka Chief Minister shared a video of the award ceremony in a tweet.
"ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ರತ್ನ ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರಿಗೆ ಇಂದು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರತ್ನ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪ್ರದಾನ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕವೇ ಈ ದಿನವನ್ನು ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರಿಗಿದ್ದ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯತೆಯ ದ್ಯೋತಕವಾಗಿದೆ. ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್ ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಈ ನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬರಲಿ." ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ : @BSBommai pic.twitter.com/GkjxRreOIE
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) November 1, 2022
The Chief Minister had announced earlier that the state government has decided to offer the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award to Puneeth Rajkumar on November 1.
“A committee could be shaped to arrange the award presentation ceremony. Members of Dr Rajkumar’s family would also be blanketed as individuals of the committee. We all collectively will present the award posthumously to Puneeth quite dignifiedly,” Bommai had instructed the media.
The Chief Minister paid rich tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar on his first dying anniversary. “His death has left a deep void in Kannada cinema. A multi-faceted persona, he turned into a high-quality actor, playback singer, television presenter & producer. In our hearts all the time Appu!” he said in a tweet.
The maximum civilian award of the nation has been conferred simplest nine instances in advance.
The occasion changed into held on the 67th Kannada Rajyotsava.
The Karnataka Ratna was last offered to Dr Virendra Heggade in 2009 for his social provider. Apart from him, Puneeth’s father Dr Rajkumar was among the first recipients of the state’s maximum civilian award in 1992 for his paintings in the entertainment industry.
Puneeth Rajkumar passed away final yr on October 29 following a cardiac arrest at 46. Colloquially referred to as Appu, he changed into an actor, playback singer, tv presenter, and producer.