Funeral To Be Held On Oct. 31, Says Karnataka CM Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar, Kannada movie actor who died on Friday sending shock waves throughout the State, was on display screen most of his life as he made his debut when he was six months outdated. He had an emotional join with the viewers that was uncommon in a star-driven trade.

Controlling crowd outdoors the stadium was very difficult for police. Due to heavy folks thronging hardly any autos moved on Vittal Mallya Road. Police needed to divert the autos by way of Kasturba Road.

Those unable to get inside have been seen climbing barricades.

In the afternoon, visitors police blocked the visitors close to Cubbon Park gate to regulate the visitors.

Police autos and people of cine stars caught within the visitors.

Numerous Puneeth Rajkumar followers have come from varied districts of North Karnataka to pay their final respects. Bhimaraju , an ardent fan of the star mentioned “Around hundred fans of Puneeth Rajkumar have come from Haveri. We reached the Kanteerava Stadium at around 8 a.m , but some of us couldn’t get inside because of heavy crowd. Someone tore my shirt in the crowd. I lost my footwear. It was impossible to get inside, then I decided to come back”.

People from far off locations equivalent to Bellari, Bagalkot, Yadgiri has come to pay their respects.

People from neighbouring districts of Bengaluru additionally arrived in a whole lot. Many carried transportable sound methods and seen enjoying hit songs of Puneeth Rajkumar movies. Some of the followers additionally seen arriving in a tractor.

Lakshmi, a fan, mentioned , “Puneeth Rajkumar is loved by everyone that’s why thousands of people have turned up . After waiting for over two hours managed to get inside.”

Puneeth’s coronary heart beat and BP have been regular: Dr. Ramana Rao

Puneeth Rajkumar’s coronary heart beat and blood stress (BP) have been regular when he went to his private doctor B. Ramana Rao round 11.20 a.m. on October 29.

Dr. Rao, who referred Puneeth to Vikram Hospital after noticing a ‘strain’ in his ECG, mentioned the actor complained of ‘weakness’ when he got here to seek the advice of him.

He recalled that his father Dr. Rajkumar too went like this.

‘Only household, pals allowed in funeral tomorrow’

Senior producer Rockline Venkatesh appealed to all followers to keep up peace and pay their final respects at Kantheerava Stadium right this moment all day.

“Tomorrow morning we will take the mortal remains to Kantheerava Studio in a procession. Public will not be allowed at the Studio. It is a very small place. Only family members and friends from the film fraternity will be allowed there. We have arranged a few LED screens outside where any members of the public who turn up can watch, but they will not be allowed inside. I appeal to fans not to come to the Studio and provide the family some privacy,” he mentioned.

CM proclaims that funeral might be on Sunday

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai proclaims that funeral of Puneeth Rajkumar might be on Sunday.

Earlier within the day, a number of ministers had mentioned the final rites might be held Saturday night itself, after the actor’s daughter finding out overseas reaches the town.

However, with 1000’s of followers nonetheless thronging Kantheerava Stadium to pay their final respects, the federal government has determined to carry the final rites on Sunday.

Announcing the choice chief minister Basavaraj Bommai mentioned the choice has been taken in view of offering alternative to all his followers to pay their final respects. “I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and peace,” he mentioned. He additionally mentioned conducting the final rites at Kantheerava Studio after darkish was additionally a problem.

The chief minister additionally mentioned Puneeth Rajkumar’s daughter had reached New Delhi and has left for Bengaluru.

Junior NTR, Rana go to Kanteerava Stadium

Telugu actors Junior NTR and Rana Daggubati visited Kanteerava Stadium to pay final respects to Puneeth.

Preparations made for funeral: Revenue Minister

Revenue Minister R. Ashok has introduced that preparations have been made for the final rites of Puneeth Rajkumar. The physique is prone to go away Kanteerava Stadium for Kanteerava Studio by 2.30 p.m.

Vehicles are prohibited from approaching Kanteerava stadium

An improve within the variety of followers at Kanteerava stadium has resulted in visitors congestion. Traffic police have diverted visitors close to Mahathama Gandhi circle. Slow shifting visitors seen on Kasturba Road, Vittal Mallya Road.

Schools in delicate areas closed, faculties postpone exams

Schools in delicate areas have been closed on Saturday. However, majority of the federal government and aided colleges are functioning as standard. Colleges and universities have postponed the examination as they feared that college students could discover it troublesome to commute.

He referred to as me mama: Siddaramaiah

Leader of Opposition Siddaramiah, who visited Kanteerava Stadium, shared his lengthy affiliation with Rajkumar’s household.

“He caller me mama. I had met him and his brother Shuvarajkumar about 20 days ago… Puneeth, like his father, was a simple and humble man. He inherited his talent as well and was a star as a child and a hero. His death is a loss not just to Kannada film industry, but also to the indian film industry,” he mentioned.

Self-imposed bandh in Chamarajanagar

Traders and business institutions in Chamarajnagar are observing a self-imposed bundh on Saturday as a mark of respect to movie star Puneeth Rajkumar, who handed away in Bengaluru on Friday.

Son of legendary actor Rajkumar, whose hometown Gajanur is near the city, Puneeth Rajkumar used to go to the village taking outing from his busy capturing schedule as he had nice affection in the direction of the village and its folks. He used to spend time at locations thought-about to be his father’s favourite, just like the banyan tree and ancestral residence.

Puneeth Rajkumar was additionally the Brand Ambassador for Chamarajanagar district.

Traffic diverted

As crowds proceed to collect at Kanteerava Stadium, visitors motion in and across the space has been diverted. Managing the crowds is the precedence right here, mentioned a police officer

An improve within the variety of followers at Kanteerava stadium has resulted in visitors congestion. Traffic police have diverted visitors close to Mahathama Gandhi circle. Slow shifting visitors seen on Kasturba Road, Vittal Mallya Road.

Police escort vans carrying seats and pandal materials for the funeral

Trucks headed to Kanteerava Stadium carrying seats, pandal materials and objects have been caught in visitors on Mysuru Road. To forestall additional delays, a police escorted them to the town centre

High safety at Kanteerava Stadium

Over 6000 police personnel have been deployed in and round Kanteerava Stadium the place 1000’s of individuals have gathered to pay their final respects. Security has additionally been stepped up throughout the town. Jurisdictional police have been instructed to extend patrolling in delicate areas.

Over 50 platoons of reserve police power together with KSRP, CAR and RAF have been deployed.

Each division of the town has been assigned to a senior officer of the rank of DCP to observe regulation and order. Since yesterday over 500 individuals have been detained as a safety measure.

Police Commissioner Kamal Pant inspected the burial web site and safety preparations made.

Balakrishna, Prabhudeva pay respects

Nandamuri Balakrishna, Telugu actor, politician and son of the late NTR, visited Kanteerava stadium to pay his final respects. Rajkumar and NTR households shared an in depth bond. Among the opposite southern movie personalities who visited was Prabhudeva.

“He was not just a brilliant artiste, but a great human being. He was a friend and brother,” mentioned Mr. Balakrishna.

Mr. Prabhudeva mentioned, “I knew him from the time he was a child. My entire family is shocked.”

Memories of a track

Singer Usha Uthup recalled her singing with Puneet the well-known Rajkumar quantity “Huttidare Kannada Naadali Huttabeku” and one other well-known track from his personal movie “Bombe  helutatite” just lately.

“He was a lovely human being. I cannot forget the way his smile lit up his face always,” she mentioned.

Ramesh Arvind recollects fond recollections with Puneeth

Actor Ramesh Arvind, talking about his lengthy affiliation with the 46-year-old actor, mentioned he was a person who mingled with anybody and will strike a connection immediately. “Off screen too, he was one of the warmest people I knew,” he mentioned.

On the best way he reinvented himself, Ramesh mentioned, “He understood the importance of creating digital content and OTT platforms. He could have done so much more.”

Home Minister appeals for peace

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has appealed for peace, urging followers of Puneeth Rajkumar to bid him a dignified farewell. He is anticipated to examine the location of the funeral within the afternoon.

Governor pays respects

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot paid his final respects to Puneeth Rajkumar, accompanied by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Two Puneeth followers useless

A younger man was discovered useless in his home in Athani on Saturday. Rahul Gadiwaddar (25) was discovered useless in his home. Police mentioned he was a die exhausting

fan of Punit Rajkumar, Kannada movie star who died in Bengaluru on Friday.

Rahul had put up a poster of Punit in entrance of his home, garlanded it and embellished it with a flower rangoli on Friday. He was feeling dejected and will need to have determined to finish his life in his home, a police officer mentioned. A case has been registered.

Those in misery can name the 24 hour helpline 104.

Parashuram Hanumant Dyamannanavar (33) died of shock in his home in Sindholi village close to Belagavi. He was watching the information of the actor’s demise on a TV channel. He collapsed in his chair and fell to the bottom. He was useless earlier than he could possibly be shifted to the hospital. He was a fan of the actor, a metropolis police officer mentioned.

Thousands pay respects to Puneeth Rajkumar

Thousands of followers are thronging Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru the place mortal stays of Kannada star Puneet Rajkumar have been stored for followers to pay their final respects.

People got here from not solely from varied localities in Bengaluru, but in addition different elements of the State to pay their respects. Some of his admirers on the venue mentioned that they had travelled on Friday night time to succeed in Bengaluru on Saturday to pay their final respects.

Among the outstanding folks seen on Saturday morning have been Legislative Assembly Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, seer of Suttur mutt, seer of Siddaganga mutt, actor Chetan, amongst others. Though crowds have been massive, the preparations ensured order on the venue.

Brand ambassador for Government initiatives

Actor Puneeth Rajkumar was the model ambassador and campaigned for varied Government initiatives. He was roped in a number of years in the past by the Department of Public Instruction for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and he in his commercials appealed to oldsters to ship their youngsters to high school.

Family donates Puneeth’s eyes

Following within the footsteps of his father, Dr. Rajkumar, the household of Puneeth Rajkumar donated his eyes on Friday.

Soon after he was declared useless, Puneeth Rajkumar’s brother Raghavendra Rajkumar positioned a request with Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank run by Narayana Nethralaya to gather the actor’s eyes.

Ok. Bhujang Shetty, chairman and managing director of Narayana Nethralaya, who personally monitored the attention retrieval course of, instructed The Hindu that Dr. Rajkumar had pledged the eyes of his whole household throughout the inaugural perform of the attention financial institution (which was named after him) in 1994.

Actor Puneeth Rajkumar dies of coronary heart assault, condolences pour in

Puneeth Rajkumar (46) one of many marquee names of Kannada movie trade and the youngest of the 5 youngsters of matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar handed away on October 29 after struggling cardiac arrest within the morning. Revenue Minister R. Ashok introduced the demise of the actor at Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru. Puneeth Rajkumar is survived by his spouse Ashwini Revanth and two daughters Drithi and Vanditha.

Dr. Ranganath Naik of Vikram Hospital mentioned, “Puneeth Rajkumar complained of chest pain in the morning and was rushed to the private clinic of his family physician where an ECG test was done. It showed a heart attack and he was immediately rushed to Vikram Hospital. When he was brought to the hospital, there was no cardiac activity. We put him on a ventilator and tried to revive him, but all efforts failed.”



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