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‘Best wishes to Bhajarangi 2 team’: This was Puneeth Rajkumar’s last Tweet before his sudden demise

Puneet Rajkumar popularly known as Appu died on Friday afternoon after suffering a major heart attack. He breathed his last at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru.

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New Delhi: Renowned Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar succumbed to a major heart attack on Friday.  The actor was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru after he complained of severe chest pain. The Sandalwood actor was 46-years-old.

The actor made his last tweet seven hours before he passed away. He sent best wishes to the team of Bhajarangi 2. He stated, “Best wishes for the entire team of #Bhajarangi2. @NimmaShivanna @NimmaAHarsha @JayannaFilms.” The tweet has over 15k likes and has been re-tweeted by fans and colleagues more than 3k times.

Puneet had 318k followers on his Twitter official page. His bio on the micro-blogging site states, “Actor – Singer – Producer – The World of Cinema then now and forever.”

The sudden demise of the actor has left the industry in shock. Prominent personalities, his fans, and friends have taken to Twitter to express their grief and extend their condolences to his family.

Sonu Sood who worked in a few South Indian movies has mourned over his demise. Besides filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, Manoj Manchu among others who have expressed their sadness over his sudden death.

Puneeth made his debut in the film industry as a child actor in the 70s and 80s with movies such as Premada Kanike (1976), and Aarathi. He first appeared in the lead role in 2002’s Appu. Puneeth won the National Award Film Award for the Best Child Artist for the role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. Besides, he won Karnataka State Award for Best Child Artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu.

Some of his best movies are Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Mourya, Arasu, Milana, Raajakumara, and Anjani Putra among others.

Puneeth was one of the highest-paid Kannada actors and he made his TV debut with the game show Kannadada Kotyadhipati, which is a Kannada version of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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