August 19, 2022

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Kannada Power Star To Get Karnataka Ratna Award

The Karnataka government will posthumously confer the Karnataka Ratna Award on late Kannada actor power star Puneeth Rajkumar. This was announced by CM Basavaraj Bommai on Friday. This award will be given to Puneet on November 1, i.e. on the day of Kannada Rajyotsava.

Puneeth is the 10th person to be honored with the Karnataka Ratna Award from the state. Earlier, Doctor Virendra Hegde was given for social service 13 years ago i.e. in 2009. In the year 1992, his father Dr Rajkumar has also been honored with this honor, along with him the poet Kuvempu was also honored. Rajkumar is among the first to be honored with the Karnataka Ratna Award.

Puneet was also a power star of philanthropy
In his short life span of 46 years, Puneet was also a power star of philanthropy. They could not hear anything against religions. Even during the Corona epidemic, Puneet donated 50 lakh rupees to the CM Relief Fund. Puneet took the responsibility of higher education of 45 schools, 26 orphanages, 16 old age homes, 19 gaushalas and 1800 orphan girls.

died of heart attack
Puneet Rajkumar passed away on October 29 last year following a heart attack. He is survived by wife Ashwini Revanth and two daughters Dhriti and Vandita. His last film ‘James’ was released on March 17 this year, which got a great opening at the box office.

Puneet’s film journey
Puneet’s father Rajkumar has been an icon of the South. Puneet started his career as a child actor. He received the National Award for Best Child Actor for the film Bettad Hoovu. He started his career as a lead actor with the film ‘Appu’. He is known for his strong acting in films like Aakash (2005), Aarsu (2007), Milan (2007) and Vanshi (2008), which are his biggest commercial hits to date. Such was the craze for his films in the South that once his 14 films remained in theaters for at least 100 consecutive days.

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