Huge crowd in Bengaluru as film star Puneeth Rajkumar dies at 46; PM Modi leads condolences
Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 46 on Friday. He had been taken to Vikram Hospital this morning in an “unresponsive” condition; in the afternoon, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai tweeted: “I am deeply shocked that Kannada celebrity Shri Puneeth Rajkumar died of a heart attack.” Visuals from outside the hospital showed crowds of fans and a police presence; there were reports of shops shutting and traffic jams in Bengaluru. Tributes for the actor poured in from Bollywood and the Southern industry. Watch the full video for more details.