Puneeth Rajkumar, a number one star of southern Indian regional cinema, has died after a coronary heart assault. He was 46.
Rajkumar had carried out lead roles in 29 films and in addition appeared on tv, the place he was the host of a Kannada-language model of Who Desires to Be a Millionaire?
He was taken to Vikram hospital in Bengaluru, the capital of southern Karnataka state, after complaining of chest ache, the hospital mentioned.
Dr Ranganath Nayak, a heart specialist on the hospital, mentioned in a press release that Rajkumar was unresponsive and his coronary heart had stopped when he arrived.
The Press Belief of India information company mentioned Rajkumar had begun having chest pains after figuring out for 2 hours at a health club.
Followers rushed to the hospital as information of his coronary heart assault unfold within the metropolis. The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, joined in mourning Rajkumar’s loss of life, saying that future generations would bear in mind him fondly for his work and great persona.
He was the son of Dr Rajkumar, the largest movie star in southern India, however carved a profession for himself. After appearing as a toddler in a number of movies, he debuted as a lead actor within the 2002 Kannada-language film Appu. He adopted that with different profitable movies together with Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Maurya, Ajay and Arasu.
He’s survived by his spouse, Ashwini Revanth, and two daughters.