The last rites for Puneeth Rajkumar are set to take place today, according to the Bengaluru Police Commissioner.

Puneeth Rajkumar died on Friday after suffering a major heart attack after a two-hour workout at the gym, leaving his admirers and colleagues surprised and in mourning.
Puneeth Rajkumar

The death rites of Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar are anticipated to be performed on Saturday, according to the Bengaluru Police Commissioner, who added that his family will make the final decision about the funeral. Puneeth Rajkumar, a Kannada cinema star and celebrity television host, died of a heart attack on Friday. He was 46 years old.

"The next stage of security arrangements will be arranged based on the choice made by Puneeth Rajkumar's family." When the final rites will be performed will be decided by the family. "The last rites would most likely be performed today," Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant was reported as saying by news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Puneeth Rajkumar admirers flocked to Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium to pay their tributes to the actor, according to ANI. The actor's mortal remains, covered in the national tricolour, have been held in the stadium so that fans and well-wishers can pay their condolences all day Saturday.

The actor died on Friday after suffering a severe heart attack after a two-hour workout at the gym, leaving his fans and colleagues surprised and in mourning. Many people were perplexed as to how a young man who appeared to be robust and healthy could have died so quickly.

Soon after Puneeth's death was announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and various other political leaders expressed tribute to the actor.

"Puneeth Rajkumar, a prolific and talented actor, has been taken from us by a sad twist of fate. This was not the time to go. His works and beautiful personality will be remembered warmly by future generations. Condolences to his loved ones and family. Shanti, Om, "PM Modi issued a tweet.

For his impressive performance in a number of commercially successful Kannada films, he was generally nicknamed as 'Powerstar.' He was not just a cinema star, such as in Appu, but also a celebrity television personality and sometimes singer.

The actor is survived by his wife and two daughters.