Tollywood Natasimham Nandamuri Balakrishna and Jr NTR arrived in Bengaluru on Saturday and paid their last respects to Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away at the age of 46 due to a cardiac arrest.
Balakrishna turned emotional and wept inconsolaby while paying his last respects and also consoled Shivarajkumar, Puneeth’s elder brother.
“I am pained that I lost a friend, brother. He used to attend all programmes that invited him. He had donated his eyes. We have met many times at Lepakshi along with Shivrajkumar, his elder brother. He had entertained people as an artiste,” he explained. “Puneeth will live eternally in our hearts,” Balakrishna said.
Megastar Chiranjeevi, Victory Venkatesh, Rana Daggubati, Srikanth, Ali were seen consoling the family members of Puneeth and paying their last respects at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium.