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Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar dies of heart attack at 46; Fans heartbroken, Bengaluru to remain on high alert

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Bengaluru, Oct 29: South Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar son of legendary actor Rajkumar and Parvathamma, passed away on Friday. He was 46. The actor was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Puneeth Rajkumar admitted to Vikram hospital

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Reportedly, a high alert has been declared in Karnataka owing to this. Also, multiple reports suggest that the Karnataka government has ordered to close theatres immediately.

As soon as the news of the actor's death was announced, fans and followers took to Twitter to mourn his loss. Politicians, actors and fans took to Twitter to condole the sudden and shocking death of the actor.

    Puneeth Rajkumar passes away aged 46 after cardiac arrest, shocks film fraternity | Oneindia News

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    5:59 PM, 29 Oct
    Bengaluru Police commissioner held an emergency meeting and called for tight security arrangements across the state. The Karnataka police has put up heavy barricades across Bengaluru fearing law and order situation.
    5:59 PM, 29 Oct
    The 46 year old actor is survived by wife and two daughters. One of the daughters lives in the US. The final rites of the actor will be done only after her arrival, said a member close to the family.
    5:55 PM, 29 Oct
    Can’t believe you have gone so soon: Jr. NTR, who had previously lent his voice to Puneeth Rajkumar, expresses disbelief at the passing of his dear friend
    5:54 PM, 29 Oct
    In his pursuits to control the proceedings, Karnataka C.M. Basavaraj Bommai has requested fans and the general public to maintain decorum.
    5:52 PM, 29 Oct
    Darshan Thoogudeepa wrote,''A good soul, true friend gone too soon. You will always be missed. We shall always remember you for your good works. Difficult to digest this hard fact that you are no more with us. R.I.P my friend.''
    5:15 PM, 29 Oct
    IPL team RCB condoles Puneeth Rajkumar's demise
    5:03 PM, 29 Oct
    Cult.fit, a health and fitness platform by Cure.fit Healthcare Pvt Ltd has decided to close its chain of gyms — Cult Gyms — in Bengaluru by 4pm today.
    4:48 PM, 29 Oct
    PM Modi condoled the demise of the actor.
    4:46 PM, 29 Oct
    Condolences on the passing away of Puneeth Rajkumar. A bright star. He had a long promising career ahead. My condolences to his family, his innumerable fans and his followers: Sitharaman
    4:38 PM, 29 Oct
    ''Anguished by the untimely demise of noted Kannada actor #PuneethRajkumar. After starting his career as a child artiste, he made a mark as a phenomenal actor, playback singer, TV presenter and producer. Indeed, he was a man of many talents," tweets Vice President of India
    4:36 PM, 29 Oct
    Viral video: Puneeth Rajkumar Danced his heart out with Yash, Shivaraj Kumar
    The video of Puneeth Rajkumar dancing his heart out alongside his brother Shivaraj Kumar and Yash has gone viral. The trio was seen together just two days ago at the pre-release function of Kannada film Bhajarangi 2, which was released on Friday.
    4:34 PM, 29 Oct
    Tejasvi Surya shares a memory of Puneeth Rajkumar, says 'he was Karnataka's beloved boy next door'
    4:26 PM, 29 Oct
    One of the leading actors in Kannada cinema: Pinarayi Vijayan
    4:25 PM, 29 Oct
    "It is shocking to hear the news of the untimely demise of Rajkumar's son, Kannada actor Puneeth Rajakumar. I pray that his friends, fans and family will have the strength to grieve", Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tweets.
    4:24 PM, 29 Oct
    Information coming in now suggests that the body will be taken to the stadium tomorrow in the morning.
    4:24 PM, 29 Oct
    There will be heavy security in and around the area as scores of politicians, film fraternity members and top actors will be present to pay their last respects.
    4:24 PM, 29 Oct
    Several teams of the police were seen inspecting the venue and discussing security arrangements. A sea of mourners are expected to be present at the venue.
    4:23 PM, 29 Oct
    Actor's mortal remains to be kept at Kantheerava Stadium
    The police and the administration is making arrangements at the Kanteerva Stadium in Bengaluru so that people can pay their last respects to the late Puneeth Rajkumar.
    4:08 PM, 29 Oct
    Puneeth’s mortal remains arrive at his house in Sadashiva Nagar
    4:07 PM, 29 Oct
    Karnataka CM mourns Puneeth Rajkumar's death
    Shocked and deeply saddened as Karnataka's most loved superstar Puneeth Rajkumaris no longer with us. A huge personal loss and one that's difficult to come to terms with. Praying the almighty gives the Rajkumar family and fans the strength to bear this loss: Bommai
    3:58 PM, 29 Oct
    Theatres in Chitradurga and Davanagere cancelled shows
    The news has sent shock waves across the state and many other parts of the country. As a mark of respect theatres in Chitradurga and Davanagere have already cancelled shows. The same is likely to be followed in all theatres in the state.
    3:57 PM, 29 Oct
    Several shop seen downing shutters
    The government of Karnataka is yet to announce a holiday to mourn the actor’s death. However in many parts of the city, several shops were seen downing shutters.
    3:56 PM, 29 Oct
    Govt directs police to tighten security inrespective jurisdictions
    The Karnataka government has alerted the Bengaluru district commissioners, DCPs and SPs to tighten security in the event of the tragic demise Kannada super star Puneeth Rajkumar. The police and the administration have been directed to tighten security in their respective jurisdiction.
    3:55 PM, 29 Oct
    In 2012, he debuted as a television presenter on the game show Kannadada Kotyadhipati, a Kannada version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
    3:55 PM, 29 Oct
    Dubbed by media and fans as "Powerstar"
    He has been dubbed by media and fans as "Powerstar". He has appeared as a lead actor in 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). He is one of the most famous celebrities and the highest-paid actors in the Kannada cinema.
    3:55 PM, 29 Oct
    Won National Film Award for Best Child Artist
    His performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. He also won Karnataka State Award Best Child artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth's first lead role was in 2002's Appu.
    3:54 PM, 29 Oct
    Born on 17 March 1975, Puneeth is fondly known as Appu, is an actor, playback singer, television presenter, and producer who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He is the son of legendary actor Rajkumar and Parvathamma. He has been a lead actor in 29 Kannada films; as a child, he appeared in many films.
    3:54 PM, 29 Oct
    As news of Puneeth Rajkumar's deteriorating health spread, a huge police force has been deployed outside the hospital to keep the situation under control. Large number of people gathered infront of Vikram hospital after they learnt about actor Puneet Rajkumar who has been admitted after severe heart attack.
    3:54 PM, 29 Oct
    Karnataka Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, film stars Yash, Darshan, Ravichandran, and many other dignitaries from the Kannada film industry were present at the hospital.
    3:53 PM, 29 Oct
    On October 29, Puneeth Rajkumar was rushed to a private hospital in Bengaluru after he suffered a massive heart attack. Doctors are treating the actor in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His fans took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.
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