Puneeth Rajkumar’s death came as a huge shocker for the entire Kannada film industry. He was perfectly fit and healthy but still, he lost his life all of a sudden, due to a massive cardiac arrest. Puneeth gave his eyes for donation before his death and they are now donated, as per his wish.
Puneeth was a kind soul and loved by many people across Karnataka. He was not only an actor but also a passionate producer. He bankrolled quite a few new-age films in Kannada and created a big platform for aspiring young filmmakers.
He has also done many philanthropic activities in his life and even after his death, he continued his social service by donating his eyes. Even his father Rajkumar’s eyes were donated after his death. Puneeth’s eyes were donated to Dr Rajkumar Eye Bank. The actor’s death was declared at 02.30 PM yesterday. His brother Raghavendra initiated the eye donation and the eyes were harvested at 02.45 PM.
Puneeth’s mortal remains are now kept in Kanteerava Stadium for fans. Many of his fans are followers are visiting the Kanteerava Stadium to pay last respects to Puneeth.
Already, the Government of Karnataka declared high-alert in the state and also shut all the theatres. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that Puneeth’s final rites will be held with state honours. The actor’s final rites will be held tomorrow and his body will be cremated beside his father’s memorial. Many celebrities from other industries are expected to visit Bengaluru today to pay last respects to Puneeth.