Puneeth Rajkumar, a Kannada actor, was brought to a private hospital in Bengaluru on Friday after suffering a major heart attack. Currently, the 46-year-old is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The ‘Power Star’ is said to be in critical condition and is being treated by a medical team.
In an official statement, Vikram Hospital said, “Puneet Rajkumar aged 46 years was brought to the emergency department, Vikram Hospital with history of chest pain at 11:40 am. He was non responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated.”
Earlier ANI gave an update on him: “Puneeth Rajkumar was brought to the emergency department at 11:40 am. He was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated: Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru.”
“Trying our best to treat him. His condition is serious. Can’t say anything as of now. His condition was bad when brought to hospital, treatment on in ICU,” said Dr Ranganath Nayak, Vikram Hospital on Friday morning.
Puneeth, the son of superstar Rajkumar, is one of Kannada cinema’s biggest stars. With the 1985 film Bettadu Hoovi, he began his career as a child artist, winning the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.