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Puneeth Rajkumar died at the age of 46: It would be an understatement to say that Puneeth Rajkumar’s unexpected death has sent shockwaves throughout Karnataka.

For the people of the state who practically watched him grow up in front of their eyes on that wonderful silver screen, the sensation is more visceral and personal.

Puneeth Rajkumar, the son of their beloved Annavru, Dr. Rajkumar, made his acting debut at the age of six months in filmmaker Somashekhar’s 1976 thriller Premada Kanike.

Before he turned 14, he continued to participate in films as a child actor, receiving a series of accolades, including the renowned National Film Award. His final appearance as a child artist was in the 1989 film Parashuram.

He returned to the big screen after a long absence with filmmaker Puri Jagannadh’s Appu. The lanky adolescent had matured into a full-fledged star.

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I recall being a 14-year-old impressionable adolescent who couldn’t take his gaze away from him. I recall going with my pals despite knowing very nothing about the film or the man who was starring in it. Puneeth Rajkumar seemed to me to be a manifestation of raw energy capable of moving mountains.

He was muscular, but that didn’t stop him from being flexible. He could do a full split, backflip, and a number of kicks in mid-air that we’d never seen before. He was like Luke Cage to us.

Puneeth was also regarded as one of the best dancers in the Kannada cinema industry. In Kannada film today, no star of his stature could possibly match his dancing abilities.

He was the total deal for an enthralled crowd. And, unlike the majority of people, he did not always play it safe or stay in his comfort zone. He experimented with many characters and stories, despite the fact that his efforts did not always yield the expected results.

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