Puneeth Rajkumar was accorded state honour in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar’s final rites took place on Sunday morning. The final rites were performed at Sree Kanteerava Studios in Bengaluru today with state honours. The final rites took place in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Puneeth Rajkumar’s family members.
A 24-km procession was held before reaching Kanteerava studio, where Puneeth’s body was cremated next to his parents Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma Rajkumar.
The rituals were restricted to family members and other dignitaries including those from the film fraternity. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the attendees’ list was limited due to space constraints in the studio. The police officials decided to take out the procession in the wee hours aware that fans would be joining in huge numbers and it would become tough to handle. However, hundreds of fans were part of the procession.
Large LED screens were installed outside Kanteerava studio and in other places for public to view the final rites. A large number of fans gathered by 6 am in front of Kanteerava studio and on the procession route.
Meanwhile, several film stars paid their last respects to the late actor on Saturday. Among the attendees were Chiranjeevi, Jr NTR, Shiva Rajkumar, Venkatesh Daggubati, Rana Daggubati, Yash, Ali, and Puneeth Rajkumar’s James co-star Meka Srikanth.
Puneeth Rajkumar’s eyes donated to Narayana Nethralaya