Karnataka’s Chief Minister Basvaraj Bommai rushed to the hospital to check upon the health of the actor. While official confirmation was awaited, a lot of members of the film fraternity and many others have tweeted about the passing of the actor.
Shocking ,devastating & heartbreaking! #PuneethRajkumar gone too soon. 💔
Rest in Peace! My deepest sympathies and tearful condolences to the family. A huge loss to the Kannada / Indian film fraternity as a whole.Strength to all to cope with this tragic loss!
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) October 29, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 29, 2021
Fans have gathered in large numbers in front of the hospital and videos of them mourning the passing of the actor are being circulated on social media. The actor who is fondly called ‘Appu’ by fans, is the son of Kannada star Rajkumar. He started his career as a child artist with 1985 film Bettadu Hoovi, and even won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
He made his debut as a lead actor with 2002 Kannada film Appu. Some of his popular famous films include Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Arasu, Raam, Hudugaru and Anjani Putra, among others. He was last seen in Yuvarathnaa, which released early this year and became a blockbuster.