A photo of Puneeth Rajkumar.(Image courtesy: Instagram)

Highlights

  • Puneeth Rajkumar has been taken to the ICU of a Bengaluru hospital
  • “Trying our best to treat him,” the hospital said
  • “His condition was bad when brought to hospital,” the hospital added

New Delhi:

Actor Puneeth Rajkumar has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Bengaluru’s Vikram hospital today after suffering a heart attack. A doctor from the hospital said that the actor’s condition is “serious” but that the medical staff were “trying (their) best to treat him.”

A statement from the hospital said that Puneeth Rajkumar “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.”

News agency ANI tweeted: “Actor Puneeth Rajkumar was admitted after suffering chest pain at 11.30 am. 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: Dr Ranganath Nayak, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru.”

Puneeth Rajkumar, 46, is the son of veteran actor Rajkumar. He’s known to fans as “Appu” – after the 2002 film in which he played his first lead role – and “Power Star.

Puneeth began as a child star; his film credits as a lead actor include Maurya, Arasu, Raam and Anjani Putra. He is also a singer and is admired for his dance skills. Puneeth made his TV debut in 2012 as presenter of Kannadada, the Kannada version of game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Puneeth Rajkumar is married to Ashwini Revanth and has two children.

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