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RIP Puneeth Rajkumar: Family requests fans to maintain peace; Funeral to be held at Kanteerava Stadium tomorro

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Bengaluru, Oct 29: Well-known Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar died here on Friday following a heart attack, hospital sources said. The 46-year old Sandalwood star was rushed to the hospital after he complained of chest pain.

    Puneeth Rajkumar passes away aged 46 after cardiac arrest, shocks film fraternity | Oneindia News
    RIP Puneeth Rajkumar: Family requests fans to maintain peace; Funeral to be held at Kanteerava Stadium tomorro

    A statement from the hospital earlier said that Puneeth Rajkumar "was brought to the emergency department, Vikram Hospital with history of chest pain at 11:40 am, he was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated."

    Puneeth Rajkumar to be cremated with state honours, last rites as per family wishPuneeth Rajkumar to be cremated with state honours, last rites as per family wish

    The son of matinee idol the late Rajkumar, and Parvathamma, he was fondly called 'Appu' by his fans. A popular television presenter, the 'power star', who began his career as a child artist, was also among the highest paid actors in the Kannada film industry.

    Speaking to media, Raghavendra Rajkumar appealed fans to maintain peace.

    Meanwhile, 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.

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    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 tomorrow. 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.

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