Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar passed away today after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest. He was working out at the gym today morning when he suffered pain in his chest. He was immediately taken to the Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru. Puneet Rajkumar is a massive star from the Kannada film industry and his loss has come as a big shock to his admirers.
Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar passes away at 46 due to cardiac arrest
In an official statement, the hospital wrote, "Puneeth Rajkumar was brought to Vikram Hospital today with diagnosis of heart attack with ECG done by a family doctor. At the time of arrival to the emergency, the patient was non-responsive and was in cardiac asystole. Immediate adv cardiac life support measures were initiated for resuscitation. In spite of prolonged advanced &aggressive measures, patient continued to be non-responsive& asystolic. Panel of medical experts extended all efforts to save him. He was declared dead at 2.30 pm."
Actor Sonu Sood was among the first to tweet about his death on Friday. "Heartbroken
Will always miss you my brother.," he tweeted.
Will always miss you my brother. #PuneethRajkumar
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 29, 2021
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai was present at the hospital to check on the 46-year-old actor. Reportedly, Puneeth's elder brother and actor Shivarajkumar and Yash were present at the premises.
The news has come as a big shock to the people of Karnataka and the entire South Indian film industry. The police have declared high alert in the state and have deployed more forces to control the crowd. Reportedly, theatres have also been asked to shut down.
Puneeth is fondly called Appu by his fans. He is the son of legendary actors Rajkumar and Parvathamma. He has acted in over 29 Kannada films as the male lead.
He was recently seen promoting Shivarajkumar's Bajrangi 2.
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