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Puneeth Rajkumar dies at 46 of heart attack

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Indian actor Puneeth Rajkumar died on Friday at the age of 46 from cardiac arrest, according to a statement from Vikram Hospital in Bangalore City.

“Mr. Puneet Rajkumar, 46, was brought to Vikram Hospital on 10/29/21 with a heart attack diagnosis with ECG made by a family doctor. Upon his arrival at the emergency room, the patient was unresponsive and had cardiac asystole, “said the Vikram hospital press release.

“Despite prolonged advanced and aggressive measures, the patient remained unresponsive and asystolic. The panel of medical experts made every effort to save him. He was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. (local),” he continued. .

Rajkumar was a popular actor, TV presenter, singer and producer known for his work in Kannada cinema, making films and television shows in the Kannada language spoken in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Condolences to Rajkumar’s family from fans and politicians flooded social media, including a tweet from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“A cruel twist of fate tore from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. It was not an age. Generations to come will remember him fondly for his works and his wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and to his admirers. Om Shanti, ”Modi said.

Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister of Karnataka, also spoke of Rajkumar’s death, calling it a “huge personal loss”.

“Shocked and deeply saddened that Karnataka’s most beloved superstar #PuneetRajkumar is no longer with us. A huge personal loss that is difficult to accept. Praying to the Almighty gives the Rajkumar family and fans the strength to endure this loss “, Bommai tweeted on Friday.

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