Puneeth Rajkumar: Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away at the Vikram hospital on Friday in Bengaluru, news agency PTI confirmed on Friday. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also confirmed that the actor had a cardiac arrest that led to his sudden demise. Rajkumar, 46, suffered a cardiac attack earlier today and was immediately admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. The actor earlier in the morning after workout developed chest pain and visited his family doctor for an ECG. He was then rushed to the hospital following the ECG report. He got admitted to Vikram Hospital’s ICU in a serious condition around 11.30 am, a doctor at the hospital confirmed. The actor’s body is to be kept at Kanteerava stadium for fans, people to pay their tribute and homage.
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar wrote his last tweet this morning at 7.33 am. Check tweet here.
— Puneeth Rajkumar (@PuneethRajkumar) October 29, 2021
From Karnataka’s former Chief Ministers Siddaramaiah to several actors/actresses from the Bollywood offered their condolences to Puneeth Rajkumar’s family.
1- Expressing the shock and heartbreak, Mammootty wrote: It’s a huge loss for the film fraternity, wrote Mammootty.
Shocking and Heart breaking to know that Puneeth is no more. It is a huge loss for the film fraternity. My deepest condolences to Puneeth’s family and loved ones.
— Mammootty (@mammukka) October 29, 2021
2- This hurts so much, wrote popular actor Prithviraj Sukumaran
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) October 29, 2021
3- Will miss you brother, tweeted Sonu Sood for the departed soul
Will always miss you my brother. #PuneethRajkumar
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 29, 2021
4- Gone too soon wrote, Tovino Thomas on Twitter
— Tovino Thomas (@ttovino) October 29, 2021
5- It feels as though I have lost a younger brother, tweeted Mohanlal
The loss of Puneeth Rajkumar has come as a terrible shock. I still find the news hard to believe. It feels as though I have lost a younger brother. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family with whom I share a close bond. I wish them strength & comfort to cope with this loss. pic.twitter.com/x8GDRNPx7d
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) October 29, 2021
6- Taking to Twitter, actor Prakash Raj expressed shock and wrote, “I am shattered. Heartbroken”.
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) October 29, 2021
7- “GONE- one of our KINDEST, NICEST AND NOBLE soul” wrote Ranganathan Madhavan
GONE- one of our KINDEST, NICEST AND NOBLE soul. 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 . ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/7wjXZzk0ND
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) October 29, 2021
8- “A shocking loss which has brought the entire South Indian film industry to sadness”, wrote Siddarth Srinivas.
A shocking loss which has brought the entire South Indian film industry to sadness. #PuneethRajkumar was celebrated by hordes of fans of well wishers who always spoke highly of his calmness and helpful attitude. Gone too soon, RIP. pic.twitter.com/pMB4rPcnkx
— Siddarth Srinivas (@sidhuwrites) October 29, 2021
9- Junior Bachchan pays condolences to family and friends.
Heartbreaking news! Gone too soon. #PuneethRajkumar
My condolences to his family and his fans. You will be missed.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) October 29, 2021
10- Taran Adarsh, movie critic, too offered deep condolences.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 29, 2021
Kannada film stars and Puneeth’s elder brother Shivarajkumar reached the hospital earlier in the day. Security was intensified at the hospital and near the actor’s home in the city’s Sadashivanagar. CM Basavaraj Bommai had also visited the hospital.
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar(in pic)was admitted after suffering chest pain at 11.30 am.Trying our best to treat him.His condition is serious.Can’t say anything as of now.His condition was bad when brought to hospital, treatment on in ICU: Dr Ranganath Nayak, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/Gw4Xp5r5pV
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar was admitted after suffering chest pain at 11.30 am, reported news agency ANI. Calling the condition serious, doctors said, “we are trying our best to treat him”. “Can’t say anything as of now as his condition was bad he was brought to hospital for treatment in ICU: Dr Ranganath Nayak, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru was quoted as saying to ANI.
Puneeth Rajkumar was brought to the emergency department at 11:40 am. He was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated: Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2021
Issuing a statement, Dr Ranganath Nayak – Cardiologist, Vikram Hospitals (a unit of Manipal Hospitals) wrote, “Mr Puneeth Rajkumar, aged 46 years was brought to Vikram Hospital on 29/10/21 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. Hence, immediate advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated for resuscitation. Inspite of prolonged advanced and aggressive measures, the patient continued to be non-responsive and asystolic. The panel of medical experts extended all efforts to save him. He was declared at 2.30 pm on 29.10.2021.”