Puneeth Rajkumar: It’s all over. The man who was fit and alive just a couple of days ago has been laid to rest forever this morning. Kannada Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar’s final rites were held with full state honours, just about a while ago in Sree Kanteerava Studios of Bengaluru.
Puneeth’s family members, close friends, industry colleagues and political personalities have attended the funeral. Karnataka’s Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, ex-Chief Minister BS Yadiyurappa and actor Yash have also paid their last respects to Puneeth. The actor’s mortal remains were wrapped in the national flag and taken in a procession from Kanteerava Stadium to Sree Kanteerava Studios.
The procession started at around 5:00 AM in the morning. Thousands of fans bid a teary-eyed farewell to Puneeth by walking alongside the procession vehicle. According to the reports, more than 10 lakh people have paid last respects to Puneeth’s mortal remains.
Yesterday, Telugu heroes like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh, Jr. NTR and Srikanth had visited Kanteerava Stadium to bid adieu to their dearest friend. This is a huge loss not only for the state of Karnataka but also to the entire Indian film fraternity.
Many film celebrities have paid their homage to Puneeth on social media. Millions of fans are yet to digest the fact that he is no more. Even though he is not amongst us right now, Puneeth’s legacy will continue until the last breath of Kannada Cinema.