Thousands of fans gathered at his Sadashivanagar home and later at Kanteerava Stadium, where the body was kept for viewing.
“I named my son Puneeth and affectionately call him Appu out of love for the actor,” a distraught Radhika Narayanswamy, a garment factory worker from Peenya, said as she waited at Kanteerava Stadium with her husband and three-year-old son from 4.30pm.”I asked my manager for permission to leave early so I could pay my respects.” “I met my husband and fell in love during the release of Puneeth’s film ‘Hudugaru,'” Radhika explained.When the body of the 46-year-old actor arrived at Kanteerava Stadium around 7 p.m., over 10,000 people were waiting.
Fans wearing T-shirts with Puneeth’s photo emblazoned on them were seen ululating and lamenting the actor’s untimely death at Sadashivanagar and Kanteerava Stadium. As a mark of respect, fans placed photos of their ‘hero’ on roadside signs.Rohit SK, a budding photographer, said he cancelled his first assignment after learning of the death of his favourite actor. “I’ve been a fan of his films since I was a kid.” “My favourite film is ‘Appu,'” Rohit said.Darshan, Yash, Sudeep, and Sudharani were among the first to arrive at the hospital. Given the actor’s deteriorating condition, 400 cops rushed to Sadashivanagar.
Additional forces later joined them. BR The task of monitoring bandobust in Sadashivanagar was assigned to Ravikanthe Gowda, joint commissioner of police (traffic). The police started erecting barricades on all roads leading to Puneeth’s house.
Fans were directed to Kanteerava Stadium to pay their final respects, according to announcements. According to sources, over 1,000 police officers were stationed in and around Puneeth’s home by 3.35 p.m., when his body arrived. Cops, on the other hand, let producers, politicians, close relatives, and VIPs into Puneeth’s home. His brother Shivarajkumar, actor-politician Kumar Bangarappa, cousin Vijay Raghavendra, and other relatives brought the body to his home, where it was kept for more than three hours before being taken to Kanteerava Stadium.VIPs and celebrities who visited Puneeth’s house included former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, minister CN Ashwath Narayana, cricketer Anil Kumble, actors Srinivas Murthy, Leelavati, Vindoraj, Sumalatha Ambareesh and B Sarojadevi, and producer Rockline Venkatesh.
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