Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is all set to make an appearance as a special guest at an event organized by the state government of Karnataka. Earlier today, the actor arrived in Bengaluru, where he was greeted by fans and paparazzi.
The event will posthumously honour late movie icon Puneeth Rajkumar, coinciding with the celebrations of Kannada Rajyotsava. The state government of Karnataka has planned a grand event which will also be attended by Telugu star Jr NTR. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening on the steps of Vidhan Soudha and as many as 5,000 people are expected to take part in the event.
For the unversed, the Karnataka Ratna award is known to be the highest civilian honour conferred by the state. Puneeth’s father and acting legend Dr Rajkumar was also the recipient of his honour in 1992.
As per the reports, Puneeth Rajkumar shared a close bond with Rajinikanth and Jr NTR. However, he passed away at the age of 46 and his untimely death sent shock waves across the country.
Puneeth Rajkumar was last seen in ‘James’. His much-anticipated swansong hit the theatres worldwide on March 17, 2022 on the occasion of the late actor’s 47th birth anniversary.
In a rather interesting turn of events, the film went on to receive a great response from the audience. Directed by Chethan Kumar, the Kannada action thriller stars Priya Anand opposite the 'Power Star' Puneeth Rajkumar in his last big-screen appearance.
For the unversed, Puneeth passed away due to cardiac arrest in October 2021 leaving his fans and film lovers, across the nation, shocked and devastated.
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