The sudden demise of South Indian actor Puneeth Rajkumar left the entire cricket fraternity in shock. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is also heartbroken and condoled the actor’s sudden demise.
‘Power Star’ Puneeth, 46, suffered a heart attack while working out at the gym on Friday morning. He breathed his last at the Vikram Hospital in Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru.
Sehwag took to Twitter to mourn Puneeth’s death.
“Saddened to hear about the passing away of #PuneethRajkumar. Warm, and humble, his passing away is a great blow to Indian cinema. May his soul attain sadgati. Om Shanti,” wrote Sehwag.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 29, 2021
Puneeth will be cremated on Sunday (October 30) with full state honours. Thousands of fans thronged to the Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru to pay last respects to their idol.
Former India international and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star batsman Suresh Raina also expressed his heartfelt condolences to Puneeth’s family.
“Deeply saddened to hear about #PuneethRajkumar Ji’s demise. My heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti,” tweeted Raina.
Deeply saddened to hear about #PuneethRajkumar Ji’s demise. My heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti 🙏
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 29, 2021
Here’s how other cricketers reacted:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 29, 2021
Shocked and deeply saddened on the passing of #PuneethRajkumar the film industry has lost a gem. One of the finest human being I’ve met. So vibrant and humble.Gone too soon. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable fans. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 29, 2021
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) October 29, 2021
A tragic day for Kannada Cinema, Karnataka and India. #PuneethRajkumar sir will always remain an inspiration, our #powerstar and an eternal icon for us all. Taken away from us far too soon, his legacy will live on in our hearts and minds for generations. Om Shanti 🙏
— Manish Pandey (@im_manishpandey) October 29, 2021
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 29, 2021
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 29, 2021
Shocking. Rest In Peace 🙏🏼 #PuneethRajkumar
— Sandeep sharma (@sandeep25a) October 29, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear on the passing of #PuneethRajkumar Condolences &
Prayers for his family and friends
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) October 29, 2021
Shocked to hear that Puneeth Rajkumar is no more. Life is so unpredictable. Gone too soon. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/lZXv1wznZ0
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 29, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of #PuneethRajkumar. It comes as such a shock. My deepest condolences to his family and all his fans. May his soul rest in peace. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/IXqw1xPAxF
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) October 29, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Puneeth Rajkumar sir. May his soul rest in peace 🙏
— Devdutt Padikkal (@devdpd07) October 29, 2021
Puneeth Rajkumar's passing is a tremendous loss to Indian cinema. He was an icon whose presence will sorely be missed by everyone. My condolences to his family and near ones. May his soul rest in peace.#PuneethRajkumar 🙏
— Prasidh Krishna (@prasidh43) October 29, 2021