Thousands pay tribute to late Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar


PTI, Oct 30, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

Bengaluru: Thousands of grieving fans continue to flock the city’s Kanteerava stadium on Saturday to pay their final respects to Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar, whose last rites is likely to be performed this evening.

Considered as the Kannada cinema’s reigning star, Puneeth, youngest of the five children of thespian and matinee idol Dr Rajkumar passed away at the age of 46, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday.

Following in the footsteps of his father Rajkumar, the family has donated Puneeth’s eyes. Mortal remains of the actor, wrapped in the national tri-colour have been kept at the stadium to enable fans and well-wishers to pay their respects all day on Saturday.

A steady stream of people from across the state have been pouring into the stadium since last evening.

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