A satellite named after late Kannada power star Puneeth Rajkumar will be launched. Actually, children of a government school in Bangalore are paying tribute to Puneet in a unique way. This satellite will be launched from Sriharikota station. This information has been given by the Minister of Karnataka Government. He said, this satellite will be launched between November 15 and December 31. Earlier, the state government had also announced the posthumous Karnataka Ratna Award to Puneet.
According to a report in Times of India, Science and Technology Minister CN Aswant Narayan told that children studying in a government school in Bengaluru have developed a KGS3 satellite at a cost of Rs 1.90 crore. We have named this satellite in memory of the late actor, who passed away in October last year. He further said, it is part of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. Under this initiative of the government, about one thousand children will be shortlisted from schools and colleges across the state. After this these children will get a chance to visit Sriharikota and be a part of satellite launch.
The Karnataka government had posthumously honored the late Kannada actor power star Puneeth Rajkumar with the Karnataka Ratna Award. This was announced by CM Basavaraj Bommai. This honor will be given to Puneet on November 1 i.e. at the function of Kannada Rajyotsava.
Puneet is the 10th person to be honored with the state’s highest award. Earlier, Doctor Virendra Hegde was given for social service 13 years ago i.e. in 2009. This honor has also honored his father Dr Rajkumar in the year 1992, along with him the poet Kuvempu was also honored. Rajkumar is among the first to be honored with the Karnataka Ratna Award.
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 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.