Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar's untimely demise has sent shockwaves across the Kannada film industry after he suffered a massive heart attack on Friday morning. Tributes are pouring in for the late superstar, with fans and celebrities in the Kannada film industry and leading names from across the country extending their heartfelt condolences to the actor’s family. As Puneeth’s fans are still reeling from the news of his unfortunate demise considering he passed away at the age of 46, a Kannada female newsreader broke down on live television after the news of his passing was relayed to her. Visuals of the female newsreader on BTV show her unable to control her emotions while reading the news of Puneet's death. We see her crying throughout the video clip and wiping her tears as she is struggling to read the news before her colleagues step in to console her. 

The last rites of Puneeth Rajkumar are currently underway in Bengaluru at the Kanteerava Stadium, with fans and celebrities in the Kannada film industry paying their final respects. Emotional scenes are being witnessed as countless fans and Kannada cinema personalities were seen in tears and breaking down uncontrollably. Puneeth, who has been a beloved name among the people of Karnataka for nearly two decades after his debut as a hero, had become a top-ranking star in quick time. The superstar’s funeral is expected to be held on Sunday at the Kanteerava Studio where his parents Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma were cremated, with the family currently waiting for the arrival of the late actor’s daughter, Drithi, who will be arriving in Bengaluru later today evening.