November 29, 2022

Kannada celebrity Puneeth Rajkumar Friday handed away at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru after struggling a coronary heart assault, confirmed Karnataka Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai in a tweet within the afternoon.

Puneeth Rajkumar (46) developed chest ache within the morning and visited his household physician for an ECG. Following the ECG, he was requested to hurry to the hospital. He arrived at Vikram Hospital in a critical situation round 11:30 am, Dr Ranganath Nayak of Vikram Hospital stated.

In a tweet, the Chief Minister stated, “The dying of famend Kannada movie star Shri Puneeth Rajkumar as a consequence of a coronary heart assault has induced me deep unhappiness. The dying of Appu, who is way liked by Kannadigas, is a serious loss for Kannada and Karnataka. Might God relaxation his soul relaxation in peace. I pray for energy for his followers to bear this grief.”

His physique can be stored at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru for individuals to pay homage. The police are making preparations and a decent safety is in place across the stadium. The actor was reportedly figuring out within the fitness center when he collapsed all of the sudden and was rushed to a hospital instantly.

In keeping with the sooner assertion by the hospital, Puneeth was dropped at the healthcare facility with a historical past of chest ache at 11:40 am. “Mr Puneet Rajkumar aged 46 years was dropped at the emergency division, Vikram Hospital with a historical past of chest ache at 11:40 am, he was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and superior cardiac resuscitation has been initiated,” Vikram Hospital stated in a press release.

In the meantime, former Karnataka Chief Ministers Siddaramaiah, H D Kumaraswamy, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Karnataka Congress president D Okay Shivakumar and several other others from the Indian Movie trade provided their condolences to Rajkumar’s household.

Bommai’s official programmes scheduled for Saturday have been postponed, in accordance with the Chief Minister’s Workplace.

Chatting with reporters, Bommai stated, “Puneeth Rajkumar skilled ache within the chest after going to the fitness center and visited his household physician and was suggested to get admitted to Vikram Hospital. Medical doctors tried their greatest to save lots of him, he was a youth icon within the state. It’s unlucky that he handed away at a younger age. I had given an appointment to him yesterday (Thursday) to fulfill me right this moment (Friday) to ask me to his occasion on November 1. This has induced me deep unhappiness.”

The Chief Minister additionally requested the individuals of Karnataka to keep up peace. “Authorities will make all preparations and the physique can be stored on the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru and all individuals ought to preserve peace,” he added.

The followers current outdoors the hospital had been seen crying and components of Bengaluru had been shut down after the information of dying. Pubs and bars in Bengaluru had been shut and outlets and enterprise institutions at Gandhinagara space, which is the centre of the Kannada movie trade, had been closed to pay tributes to the celebrity.

In the meantime, theatre homeowners have additionally determined to cancel night exhibits Friday. Thomas D’Souza, proprietor of Robin theatre in Bengaluru and vice-president, South Indian Movie Federation, instructed The Indian Categorical that the exhibitors have voluntarily cancelled exhibits after 4 pm and even the state authorities requested us to take action.

“We have now misplaced one of many biggest actors and best human beings. He was all the time there to advertise Kannada motion pictures and performed a vital position. This has come as an enormous shocker, not solely to the trade however to total Karnataka,” he stated.

The Karnataka authorities has alerted Bengaluru district commissioners, DCPs and SPs to tighten the safety of their Jurisdiction and likewise to the district administration throughout the state.

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