Kannada Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar dies of cardiac arrest

Bengaluru: Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar dies after suffering from cardiac arrest on Friday morning.

The 46-year-old actor complained of chest pain in the morning at around 11.30 am. He was immediately admitted to Vikram hospital for treatment.

He was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  He was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated, informed Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru.

Rajkumar and film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar. Puneeth starred in over 29 Kannada films. He had appeared as a lead actor in a number of commercially successful films including Appu (2002), Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Mourya (2004), Aakash (2005), Ajay (2006), Arasu (2007), Milana (2007), Vamshi (2008), Raam (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Raajakumara (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017).

Puneeth began his career as a child artist and even won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Bettada Hoovu in 1985. He won the Karnataka State Award for Best Child Artist for his performances in Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu.

Many actors and celebrities has mourned the loss of the Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar.

Film producer Boney Kapoor has mourned the loss of Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar. Taking to Twitter, Kapoor wrote, “Deeply shocked to know of the sudden demise of @PuneethRajkumar. A powerful actor who won the hearts of people with his incredible body of work. Condolences to the family #RIP #Gonetoosoon #PuneethRajkumar.” (sic)

Actor R Madhavan has paid a heartfelt tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar on Twitter. Remembering him as the “kindest” and “nicest” soul, Madhavan tweeted, “I don’ know what I am feeling. I am feeling so devastated. Brother you have left us very confused and heartbroken. The heavens are brighter today. I am still hoping this is not true.”

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