PM mourns sudden demise of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar
Bengaluru : Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar on Friday passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 46-year-old.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and several other politicians paid tribute to the popular actor.
PM Modi said that a cruel twist of fate had 'snatched away' the actor. " 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," the prime minister said in a tweet.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, said that Mr Rajkumar had won the hearts of Kannadigas through his acting skills and that it was a great loss for Karnataka.
"Deeply shocked by the demise of talented actor #PowerStar #PuneethRajkumar. He had won the hearts of Kannadigas through his great acting skills & his simplicity. His passing away is a great loss for Karnataka," Siddaramaiah said.