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Kannada Actor Puneeth Rajkumar Passes Away After Suffering Heart Attack

Puneeth Rajkumar, the prominent Kannada actor, was hospitalised at Bengaluru's Vikram Hospital, according to several media reports

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Puneeth Rajkumar, the prominent Kannada actor, passed away after suffering heart attack. On Friday, October 29, the actor, also known as 'Power star,' was reportedly taken to the hospital after complaining of chest problems. The actor had a heart attack and the chest pain began at 11 a.m. on Friday while he was working out at the gym, according to the doctors at Vikram Hospital.

The hospital is expected to issue an official announcement soon. He was admitted to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Doctors earlier said that he was in a serious condition and he had suffered a major heart attack.

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Dr Ranganath Nayak, from Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru, told ANI that the actor was admitted after suffering chest pain at 11.30 am. The doctor added, “Trying our best to treat him. His condition is serious. Can't say anything as of now. His condition was bad when brought to hospital, treatment on in ICU”.

Fans gather in a large crowd outside Bengaluru's Vikram Hospital

Following the news of Vikram's hospitalisation, a large crowd gathered outside the hospital in Bengaluru. Puneeth Rajkumar's next film, Dvita, is a psychological thriller drama. Pawan Kumar, who rose to prominence with the film U-Turn, is directing the film. He has appeared in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) as a young star. His main works include Appu (2002), Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Mourya (2004), Aakash (2005), Ajay (2006), Arasu (2007), Milana (2007), Vamshi (2008), Raam (2009), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), Raajakumara (2017), and Anjani Putra (2017). He made his debut on Kannadada Kotyadhipati, which is a popular Kannada game show.

Actor Sonu Sood posted on Twitter stating, “Heartbroken Will always miss you my brother. #PuneethRajkumar”. However, no official report of Rajkumar passing away has been released yet. This has led to fans speculating the truth within the comments for the tweet and has sparked a debate among Sood’s tweet replies. Official updates on Rajkumar's condition are awaited. 

With inputs from ANI. 

(IMAGE: Puneeth Rajkumar)

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