The tragic death of popular actor Puneeth Rajkumar has left fans and colleagues stunned. The 46-year-old actor died after suffering a heart attack. He was taken to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru in an unresponsive condition on Friday morning.
News agency ANI tweeted, “Actor Puneeth Rajkumar 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.”
News agency PTI reported that Rajkumar reportedly complained of chest pain following which he was rushed to the hospital.
The news of Rajkumar’s death left his fans and colleagues stunned.News agency PTI reported that
Industrialist Naveen Jindal tweeted, “Tragic news. Condolences to his family, friends, loved ones and fans. May his soul attain sadgati, Om Shanti.”
Legendary Malayalam actor Mammootty tweeted, “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.”
Actor Dalquer Salman wrote on Twitter, “One of the kindest and warmest Actors/gentlemen. Praying to the almighty to give Puneeth Sirs family, friends and his ocean of fans the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss.”
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia tweeted, “Shocked, saddened and in loss of words.”
Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran tweeted, “This hurts so much! Rest in peace superstar! May the family, friends and the millions of fans have the strength to tide through this sorrow!”
This hurts so much! Rest in peace superstar! May the family, friends and the millions of fans have the strength to tide through this sorrow! #PuneethRajkumar ???? pic.twitter.com/45EltouKWw
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) October 29, 2021
Tragic news. Condolences to his family, friends, loved ones and fans. May his soul attain sadgati, Om Shanti ???? #PuneethRajkumar https://t.co/aP2J70PDbn
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) October 29, 2021
I met him multiple times for work and I always adored him, a very grounded, sincere & polite man ,an amazing actor and singer.
A piece of my heart will be gone forever. I will always treasure those moments. Gone too soon Appu.#PuneethRajKumar pic.twitter.com/6Va2RKuBUA
— Lavanya Ballal (@LavanyaBallal) October 29, 2021
Gentle and ever smiling #PuneethRajkumar passes away: a super star without the starry airs. Much like the gentle Bengaluru breeze. RIP. Om shanti. https://t.co/rDKESJKPhx
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 29, 2021
OMG!!!!!!!! Nooooooo. This can’t be true! How can this be? My deepest condolences to the family. May your soul rest in eternal peace. Gone too soon ???? #PuneethRajkumar
— Lakshmi Manchu (@LakshmiManchu) October 29, 2021
Condolences on the passing away of #PuneethRajkumar. A bright star. He had a long promising career ahead.
My condolences to his family, his innumerable fans and followers. pic.twitter.com/8Gv4G4vrnz
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) October 29, 2021
#VikramHospital, #Bengaluru statement – #PuneethRajkumar 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.
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) October 29, 2021
Just praying that all the unconfirmed news about Puneeth Rajkumar is not true. #PuneethRajkumar
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) October 29, 2021
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.
RIP #PuneethRajkumar pic.twitter.com/Rx8smL9NtW
— Mammootty (@mammukka) October 29, 2021
Shocked, saddened and in loss of words. ????#PuneethRajkumar pic.twitter.com/I6thuUN8K1
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) October 29, 2021
???????????? One of the kindest and warmest Actors/gentlemen. Praying to the almighty to give Puneeth Sirs family, friends and his ocean of fans the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss. #RIP #PuneethRajKumar #Gentleman #actor #loss #cannotunderstand #soyoung pic.twitter.com/U8RyOJdFMu
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) October 29, 2021
Rajkumar began his career in the lead role with film Appu in 2002. The film became a huge commercial hit. His fans later began to fondly call him Appu. He acted in as many as 29 films including Mourya, Arasu, Raam and Anjani Putra.
He is survived by his wife Ashwini Revanth and two children. His elder brother, Shiva Rajkumar, is also a very popular actor.