Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar has been admitted to Vikram hospital in Bengaluru after suffering a heart attack. His family sources confirmed to Indian Express that he is critical and receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Puneeth Rajkumar developed chest pain in the morning and visited his family doctor for an ECG. Following the ECG, he was asked to rush to the hospital. He arrived at Vikram Hospital in a serious condition around 11.30 am, a doctor at the hospital said. “He is in a very serious condition and nothing can be said,” the doctor said.
Dr Ranganath Nayak, Vikram Hospital told ANI, “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 the hospital, treatment on in ICU.”
With the condition of Puneeth Rajkumar health critical, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy visited Vikram hospital in Bengaluru. Police security increased around the hospital and the roads are closed.
Kannada film star and Puneeth’s elder brother Shivarajkumar also reached the hospital. Actors Yash, Darshan, and Ravichandran are present at the hospital.
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant and Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Central Crime Branch, rushed to the hospital as fans gathered outside Vikram Hospital.
As per the Chief Minister’s Office, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to hold a press meet in a few minutes to share an update on the health condition of Puneeth Rajkumar.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Government has alerted Bengaluru district commissioners, DCP’s and SP’s to tighten the security in their jurisdiction.
Puneeth Rajkumar, who is known as ‘Appu’ by his fans, is the son of legendary Kannada film actor Rajkumar and Parvathamma. He started his career as a child artist and won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Bettada Hoovu in 1985.
He has acted in lead roles in over 29 Kannada films. He was last seen in Yuvarathnaa, which was released early this year.