The entertainment industry is still reeling over the unexpected death of Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, who died on October 29 after suffering a heart arrest. Several well-known individuals from the entertainment and political worlds expressed their sympathies on the actor’s tragic death. Many people also paid tribute to his contribution to film in various ways.
Ashwini Revanath, his wife, has finally spoken out on social media.
Taking to Instagram, Ashwini Revanath posted a letter to the fans who expressed their love and support to the deceased actor’s family during their time of mourning. She also acknowledged to being in tears after witnessing so many people follow in the footsteps of the late actor and register for eye donation.
She expressed herself as follows:
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“The untimely death of Sri, Puneeth Rajkumar has been shocking not only to the family but also to the entire state of Karnataka. It is hard to imagine the extent of pain this loss ‘would have brought on you, the fans who made him the ‘Power Star’. Despite the pain that you have gone through, you have not lost your calm and not let any unpleasant incidents occur, ensuring a respectful farewell to Puneeth Rajkumar.”
Further adding, “It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge the condolences from millions; not only cinephiles but people of all ages from India and abroad alike. I am in tears when I see thousands of you follow your dear Appu’s path and register for eye donation. He will live on in these good deeds that you do by keeping him as an ideal and also in the zeal that his memory inspires in you. On behalf of our entire family, heartfelt gratitude to all the fans and every individual for your love and support.”
After complaining of chest trouble, Puneeth Rajkumar was brought to Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital. Dr. Ranganath Nayak reportedly provided an update on his status, noting that when he was brought to the hospital, his condition was critical. The actor died on October 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest shortly after. The acclaimed actor was laid to rest with state honours at the Sree Kanteerava Studios at 5:30 a.m., surrounded by his wife Ashwini Revanath and two kids.
Puneeth’s mortal remains were kept in the stadium for public homage, with a crowd of more than ten lakh people paying their respects. Several well-known people also came forward to pay their respects to the late star.