The Kannada film world is yet to digest the fact that Puneeth Rajkumar is no more. The man who attended events a couple of days ago and posted a tweet yesterday morning is not amongst us now. He suffered a massive heart attack on Friday morning while gymming and was dead within a few hours. Meanwhile, all of his family members have suffered heart attacks in the past.
Puneeth’s father and legendary actor Dr. Rajkumar died in 2006 due to a heart attack. We can consider it normal because of his age. Puneeth’s elder brother Raghavendra Rajkumar suffered a heart attack in 2013. He is also a fitness freak like Puneeth. Thankfully, Raghavendra’s attack was not serious. Puneeth’s eldest brother Shiva Rajkumar also suffered a heart attack in 2015 but recovered soon.
Sometimes, health issues can be hereditary and doctors opined that his family history may also be a reason for Puneeth’s heart attack. It is also heard that the actor was feeling unwell Thursday night. Instead of taking a rest, he went to gymming Friday morning. Stressing the body when it is not functioning properly may also have been the reason for Puneeth’s cardiac arrest, opined the doctors.
Even though Puneeth was rushed to the hospital soon, there was no use. The doctors have suggested everyone not hit the gym when one is feeling unwell and asserted to approach a doctor even if it is a small health issue.