Grieving Crowds Bid Goodbye To Puneeth Rajkumar

Movie star Puneeth Rajkumar, only 46 years old, succumbed to a massive heart attack on Friday, October 29.

His sudden death sent shock waves throughout Karnataka where Puneeth and his legendary father Rajkumar were much loved.

Please click on the images to see fans mourn an actor gone much too soon.

IMAGE: A fan holds a poster of Puneeth Rajkumar.
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IMAGE: Ashwini Revanath, Puneeth’s wife, grieves near his mortal remains.
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IMAGE: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai pays his last respects.
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IMAGE: Large crowds gather to say their goodbyes.
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IMAGE: It was an emotional day as friends and fans came together to mourn an actor with an unique ability to always connect with his fans.
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IMAGE: A fan pays tribute to the Kannada superstar.
‘People would always hang around his house in Sadashivanagar, knowing that whenever their hero came out, he would definitely acknowledge them and probably even hug them or give them a gift,’ writes M D Riti, who has known Puneet since he was 12..
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IMAGE: Fans console each other outside the Vikram Hospital, where the actor breathed his last.
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IMAGE: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and his son Nikhil Kumaraswamy at the Vikram Hospital.
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IMAGE: Producer Rockline Venkatesh and actor Yash at the hospital.
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IMAGE: Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant overlooks the security outside the hospital.
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IMAGE: Fans shocked at the tragic news.
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IMAGE: Fans and the media gather outside the hospital as an ambulance carrying the actor’s mortal remains leaves.
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IMAGE: Police personnel control grieving fans.
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IMAGE: Crowds began to collect outside the hospital as soon as news about Puneeth’s death spread through Bengaluru.
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IMAGE: Fans break down at the hospital.
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Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

 


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