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Sandalwood superstar Puneeth Rajkumar, 46, passed away this afternoon at a private hospital in Bengaluru. Puneeth suffered a cardiac arrest while doing a workout in a gym. He was immediately shifted to Vikram Hospital and he was admitted to ICU.
The doctors say his condition was critical and he did not respond to the treatment. According to the sources, the eyes of the superstar will be donated to an eye bank. His father legendary actor Dr Rajkumar also donated the eyes.
As the news broke, condolences started pouring in from across the country. Cricketer Anil Kumble said that the film industry lost a gem. Cricketer Veerendra Sehwag said his passing away is a great blow to Indian cinema. Producer Boney Kapoor said he was a powerful actor. Sonu Sood tweeted, “Heartbroken.”