- Elder daughter Vanditha reached Bangalore on Saturday evening
- Mortal remains at Sri Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore
- Liquor shops in Karnataka closed for two days as precautionary measure
- Fans throng in lakhs to pay tribute
- Never in his life touched politics, interest in charities
Bangalore: The Kannada Power star Puneeth Rajkumar’s last rites will be performed on Sunday as per CM Basvaraj Bommai. Puneeth’s elder daughter, Vanditha, who is studying in US, reached Bangalore on Saturday evening. Bangalore, particularly Kanteerava stadium, is filled with sea of fans, shouting slogans ‘Amar rahe,Appu’ ‘Appu gone too soon.’ Tollywood celebrities Balakrishna, Chiranjeevi, NTR, Srikanth, Rana and others paid tributes to Puneeth at Stadium and consoled Shivrajkumar.
Charities and foundations have been Puneeth’s life
Puneeth, besides being an actor, is fond of charities and social organisations. His contributions to humanitarian concerns will be remembered for ever. That is the main reason why he has lakhs of followers rather than fans as actor.
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Puneeth has a list of Kannada-medium institutions to which he frequently donates. An estimated Rs 50 lakh was contributed last year to the CM Relief Fund by Puneeth Rajkumar, the powerstar, which would go toward the state’s fight against Covid-19.
For flood relief in North Karnataka, he gave the Chief Minister’s Natural Calamity Relief Fund a donation of Rs 5 lakh the year before. 45 free schools, 26 orphanages,16 old age homes,19 goshala’s,1800 students’ education, his own two eyes were donated, these are enough to say how divine his heart is. Puneeth was never interested in politics. He smoothly declined when Shivkumar invited him into Congress and when Sumalatha requested him to campaign for her in election after Ambareesh passed away.
The star was involved in philanthropic work along with his mother at the Shakti Dhama Ashram in Mysore and founded the Bengaluru Premier Futsal team. Even though Rajkumar passed away too soon, he will live on in everyone’s memories for his humility and generosity towards mankind.
May his soul rest in peace.
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