Saddened by Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar’s untimely death, a die-hard fan has taken his life in Karnataka, while two have suffered a heart attack. Puneeth died on Friday noon after suffering cardiac arrest. The actor’s last rites are likely to be performed upon his daughter’s return from the US today evening.
Puneeth Rajkumar had stiffness in back, was asked to avoid rigorous dance steps
Puneeth Rajkumar had undergone physiotherapy for stiffness in back and calf muscles and was asked not to indulge in rigorous activities. “He was complaining of stiffness in back and calf muscles. After 2 physio sessions and massage, his pain was relieved. He said this problem occurred during the shooting of a dance number for ‘Yuvaratna’. We advised him not to try rigorous dance steps for a while and be careful about it in the future. But he laughed and brushed it off. ‘When I am shooting for a movie, I can’t say no to doing anything,’ was his answer,” recalls Dr. Palanivel, Chief Physiotherapist at La Yantra.
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s last rites will be performed today evening. Only family members and close friends can attend the last rites of the Kannada film star at Kanteerava studios, where his parents were also laid to rest. Common public will not be allowed.
Samantha Akkineni posts heartfelt tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar
Actress Samantha Akkineni, who recently announced her separation from Naga Chaitanya, has paid a moving tribute to late Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar. Sharing a monochrome photo of the late actor, Samantha wrote, “Gone too soon.”
Family keeps Puneeth Rajkumar’s word, donates his eyes
Puneeth Rajkumar, who died following a massive heart attack, donated his eyes like his father – legendary south actor Dr. Rajkumar – who had himself pledged his entire family’s eyes back in 1994. Dr. Rajkumar had also died of a heart attack on 12 April 2006 aged 76.
The actor is survived by his wife and two daughters.