Actor Puneeth Rajkumar admitted to hospital following heart attack

A doctor from the hospital told reporters that the actor had suffered a heart attack, and his condition is serious

Fans began gathering outside Vikram hospital in central Bengaluru on October 29 after hearing that Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar was admitted for a heart ailment. A doctor from the hospital, who is part of the team treating Puneeth, told reporters that the actor had suffered a heart attack.

Addressing mediapersons, doctors from the hospital said the actor is ‘serious’ and ‘nothing can be said as of now’. 


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The well-known actor and son of matinee idol late Rajkumar was rushed to the hospital after collapsing while exercising in a gym.

The 45-year-old actor, fondly called ‘Appu’ by his fans, started his career as a child artist with his father in the early Eighties. He is among the highest paid stars in Kannada film industry today and is also a popular television presenter.

Fellow actors, including Darshan, Ravichandran and Yash, and politicians visited the hospital.

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