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Bengaluru News Live Updates: Puneeth Rajkumar’s last rites to be performed with full state honours

Puneeth Rajkumar Death News Latest Updates, Kannada Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passes away: According to a statement issued by Vikram Hospital, Rajkumar was non-responsive when brought in and was in cardiac asystole.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 29, 2021 10:45:34 pm
Puneeth Rajkumar passed away in Bengaluru today. (Photo: Facebook @Puneeth Rajkumar)

Bengaluru, Karnataka Live News: Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar passed away at the Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru on Friday after suffering a heart attack, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai confirmed.

His body is to be kept at Kanteerava stadium for people to pay homage. The police are making arrangements and a tight security is in place around the stadium. Talking to media, state minister R Ashoka said Rajkumar’s last rites will be performed with full state honours and the family will decide when it will happen.

Rajkumar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Bengaluru after he complained of chest pain around 11.40 in the morning. The 46-year-old superstar reportedly collapsed while working out at a gym and was rushed to the hospital immediately. According to a statement issued by Vikram Hospital, Rajkumar was non-responsive when brought in and was in cardiac asystole.

Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant and several other dignitaries visited the hospital. The Karnataka government has alerted Bengaluru district commissioners, DCPs and SPs to tighten the security in their jurisdictions across the state.

In other news, Karnataka on Thursday witnessed a spurt in new coronavirus cases and fatalities with 478 fresh infections and 17 deaths being reported, taking the caseload and death toll to 29,87,313 and 38,054. Bengaluru Urban logged the maximum number of 235 new cases and seven deaths, it said.

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22:45 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Fans queue up to pay last respects to Puneeth Rajkumar at Kanteerava Stadium

Fans queue up to pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Kannada film actor Puneeth Rajkumar at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Rajkumar passed away due to a fatal cardiac arrest on Friday morning. (PTI Photos)

22:43 (IST)29 Oct 2021
TSRTC condoles death of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar

Telangana State Road Transportation Corporation (TSRTC) condoles the death of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar. In a media statement, TSRTC said, “on behalf of TSRTC management MD said they are indebted to him for encouraging usage of public transport.” 

Puneeth Rajkumar was the brand ambassador for state-run Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). BMTC roped in Puneeth as its brand ambassador for its campaign to promote public transport in 2019.

22:00 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar's fans arrive to Kanteerava Stadium to pay last respects

Thousands of fans of Puneeth Rajkumar arrive to Kanteerava Stadium to pay last respects to the actor.

21:24 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Nirmala Sitharaman condoles Puneeth's death

"Condolences on the passing away of Puneet Rajkumar. A bright star. He had a long promising career ahead. My condolences to his family, his innumerable fans and followers," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

20:18 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar's last rites to be performed at Kanteerava Studio

The last rites of Puneeth Rajkumar to be performed at Kanteerava Studio in the land belonging to the Dr Rajkumar Foundation.

20:05 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar’s last rites to be performed with full state honours

Puneeth Rajkumar's body has been kept at Kanteerava stadium for people to pay homage. The police are making arrangements and a tight security is in place around the stadium. Talking to media, state minister R Ashoka said Rajkumar's last rites will be performed with full state honours and the family will decide when it will happen.

18:32 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Bengaluru Police has banned sale of alcohol in city till Oct 31

Bengaluru City Police has banned sale of alcohol in Bengaluru from today till midnight October 31, 2021.

17:17 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Gone too soon, writes Rahul Gandhi after Puneeth Rajkumar dies at 46

Taking to Twitter Congress MP Rahul Gandhi wrote: "My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar. Gone too soon."

17:15 (IST)29 Oct 2021
'Cruel twist of fate': PM Modi condoles Puneeth Rajkumar's death

Condoling Puneeth Rajkumar's death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter: "A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was no age to go. The coming generations will remember him fondly for his works and wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti."

16:43 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar passes away: Tight security across Bengaluru and Karnataka

Puneeth Rajkumar's body will be kept at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru for people to pay homage. The police are making arrangements and a tight security is in place around the stadium. The actor was reportedly working out in the gym when he collapsed suddenly and was rushed to a hospital immediately. Read more

16:30 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Theatres in Karnataka cancel shows after Puneeth Rajkumar's demise

Following the death of Sandalwood superstar Puneeth Rajkumar, theatre owners have decided to cancel evening shows on Friday. 

Thomas D'Souza, owner of Robin theatre in Bengaluru and vice-president, South Indian Film Federation told Indian Express that the exhibitors have voluntarily cancelled shows after 4 pm and even the state government requested us to do so. 

“We have lost one of the greatest actors and finest human being. He was always there to promote Kannada movies and played a crucial role. This has come as a huge shocker, not only to the industry but to the entire Karnataka,” he said.

16:05 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Dulquer Salman terms Puneeth' death an 'irreplaceable loss'

"Praying to the almighty to give Puneeth Sirs family, friends and his ocean of fans the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss," actor Dulquer Salman wrote on Twitter.

16:01 (IST)29 Oct 2021
'Any of us can die anytime': RGV says Puneeth's death eye-opener for all

Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma says Puneeth Rajkumar's death is an eye-opener for all. "Apart from the shocking tragedy that Puneer Rajkumar's sudden death is, it is also a scary and terrifying eye opening truth that any of us can die anytime. So it is best to live life on a fast forward mode , while we are still alive," he wrote on Twitter.

15:56 (IST)29 Oct 2021
'Irreplaceable loss: Aditi Rao Hydari on Puneeth Rajkumar's death

"Rest in Peace Puneeth Rajkumar sir. Prayers and condolences to the family and fans for this irreplaceable loss," wrote actor Aditi Rao Hydari on Twitter.

15:53 (IST)29 Oct 2021
'Shocking and heart breaking': Mammootty extends condolences to Puneeth's family

"Shocking and heart breaking to know that Puneeth is no more," writes Mammootty.

15:36 (IST)29 Oct 2021
His death enormous loss to Kannada and Karnataka: CM Bommai condoles Puneeth's death

Confirming Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar's death on Twitter, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai expressed shock over the suprestar's sudden demise. 

14:59 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Crowd outside hospital in which Puneeth Rahkumar is admitted

Crowd outside hospital in which Puneeth Rahkumar is admitted.

14:30 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Hospital issues statement on Puneeth: "advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated"

The Vikram hospital, where actor Puneeth Rajkumar has been admitted, has issued a statement on his health situation. 

The statement reads as follows: 

Puneeth Rajkumar, aged 46 years, was brought to the emergency department of Vikram Hospital with a history of chest pain at 11.40 am on Friday. He was non responsive and was in cardiac asystole. Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated.

14:23 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Tighten security, Bengaluru police told

Karnataka Government has alerted Bengaluru district commissioners, DCP’s and SP’s in the police dept to tighten the security in their Jurisdiction after Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar was hospitalised following a heart attack today morning in Bengaluru.

14:02 (IST)29 Oct 2021
CM to hold press conference on Puneeth's health

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to hold a press meet in a few minutes according to Chief Minister’s Office regarding the health condition of Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar who is critical and receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of Vikram hospital following a heart attack.

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