Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away on October 29, celebrates his birthday on March 17. Every year on the special occasion, his fans and followers used to flock outside his home as Puneeth celebrated it with them.
Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar breathed his last today, October 29, after suffering a heart attack. He was rushed to Vikram hospital in Bengaluru as his condition turned critical. Puneeth, who celebrated his 46th birthday on March 17 this year, was a popular face among fans. Every year on his birthday, fans used to flock outside his home to get a glimpse of him. Not only that, the actor even used to cut his birthday cake with them.
HOW FANS CELEBRATED PUNEETH RAJKUMAR’S BIRTHDAY
Puneeth Rajkumar’s untimely death has shocked many. His birthday used to be a grand affair as the actor’s fans gathered outside his home to get a glimpse of him. Puneeth never let them down as every year, he would come out and cut his birthday cake with them. It was indeed a sweet gesture. He also received several gifts and bouquets from fans.
Check out a video from his 2018 birthday celebration:
He said, “I will not be at home this year also during by birthday. I and my family have planned to visit some temples this year. Kindly excuse. Do not visit my house this year. A program called Yuva Sambhrama was supposed to be held at Mysore on March 20. All the preparations were being made for this event. But we kept receiving queries from different parts of Karnataka asking why such events are not held in their regions also. Hence our team has planned to visit all the districts. Between 21-23 of this month, our team will reveal the date and time of places that we are going to visit. All these days you people used to come to my place to greet me on the occasion of my birthday. But this year I will be visiting your districts to see all of you. Your Appu at your places. Bless me,”
PUNEETH RAJKUMAR’S CAREER
Puneeth is fondly called Appu by his fans. He is the son of legendary actors Rajkumar and Parvathamma. He has acted in over 29 Kannada films as the male lead. He started his career as a child artist and even won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Bettada Hoovu in 1985. He won the Karnataka State Award for Best Child Artist for his performances in Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth became a hero with Appu (2002), after which his fans fondly called him Appu. Some of his famous films include Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Ajay, Arasu, Raam, Hudugaru and Anjani Putra, among others. He was last seen in Yuvarathnaa, which was released early this year.