Puneeth rajkumar was not just a name for Kannadigas it was a next level of brotherhood which they had towards. This legends untimely demise had broken several hearts as he was indeed one of the finest personalities that Kannada has ever had. Considering the above facts, The Karnataka government on Tuesday announced that Puneeth Rajkumar would be conferred with the Karnataka Ratna award posthumously.
Karnataka Ratna To Appu
Oftenly referred as Appu will be the 10th recipient of the state’s highest civilian honour. It was last given to Veerendra Heggade in 2009. “State Government has decided to honour late Sri Puneet Rajkumar with Karnataka Ratna award posthumously,” said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Considered to be Kannada cinema’s reigning star, Puneeth, youngest of the five children of thespian and matinee idol Dr Rajkumar, passed away at the age of 46, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday, October 29.
Thousands Thronged At His Last Rites To Give A Final Salute
Thousands of grieving fans had flocked to the Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru from different parts of the state to pay their last respects to their favourite actor. He was their brother, their superhero,and son. His humbleness and outlook for life is what is appreciated fondly by his fans and friends.
Meanwhile, four people in Karnataka were able to see the world in a new light as they got the eyes donated by Puneeth Rajkumar. Appu, as Puneeth was fondly called, followed in the footsteps of his father Dr Rajkumar and mother Parvathamma Rajkumar in donating their eyes after their deaths.
Source : The freepress Journal