Veteran Kannada actor Raghavendra Rajkumar hospitalised for palpitations
Veteran Kannada actor and producer Raghavendra Rajkumar was hospitalised for palpitations on Tuesday evening after he began experiencing mild palpitations. The popular actor had been shooting for the upcoming film, Belaku, when he informed the crew that he was feeling tired all of a sudden after which he was rushed to a nearby private hospital from the shooting spot. Columbia Asia Referral Hospital at Yeshwantpur in their press release informed that Raghavendra Rajkumar was admitted in hospital for mild palpitations and is currently stable after observation. "Film star Raghavendra Rajkumar has been admitted in Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwantpur with mild palpitations on the evening of February 16. He is admitted for observation and is currently stable", the press release stated.
Addressing mediapersons, Vinay Rajkumar, son of Raghavendra Rajkumar said, "My father is absolutely fine, there is no need to panic. He is currently under observation; he will be discharged tomorrow morning or afternoon." Soon after news broke out that Raghavendra had been admitted to the hospital, leading Kannada stars namely Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivarajkumar and Srimurali visited the hospital to inquire about the actor’s health condition. Many on social media have been praying for the actor's speedy recovery.
This isn't the first time Raghavendra Rajkumar's health condition has come to the fore as he was earlier admitted at a hospital in Singapore in 2013 after he suffered a stroke. As a result, he had to take a break from cinema and any shootings for nearly six years, but made a big comeback with the Ammane Mane, which fetched him immense praise from critics. Raghavendra Rajkumar played the role of Rajeeva. The acclaimed veteran actor will next be seen in the upcoming Kannada film, Pogaru, hitting theatres this Friday and stars 'Action King' Arjun's nephew Dhruva Sarja and South Indian sensation Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles.
Raghavendra Rajkumar's first acting role was as a child artiste in the 1974 film, Sri Srinivasa Kalyana, following which he landed a starring role in 1988 in Chiranjeevi Sudhakar. He then went on to make notable appearances in more than 20 films, including playing dual roles in Navibbaru Namagibbaru in 1993. Raghavendra also turned producer in 1987 and bankrolled four films, including trying his hand at singing in a few ventures.
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