Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Tuesday introduced late Kannada movie famous person Puneeth Rajkumar, who handed away recently, might be conferred with the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award posthumously. Bommai made the declaration at the same time as talking at ‘Puneetha Namana’, an occasion organised via means of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), in affiliation with Sandalwood movie actors’ and technicians’ institutions to pay homage to the actor.
“After dialogue with numerous people, I have even been determined to confer Karnataka Ratna award posthumously upon Puneeth Rajkumar,” Bommai stated on the occasion held at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru.
“There are quite a few different suggestions, concerning honoring him with country wide degree awards and our authorities in the imminent cupboard will take a choice on them too,” he added.
Puneeth could be the tenth recipient of the Karnataka authorities' maximum civilian honour. Puneeth (46), a movie star withinside the Kannada movie industry, died because of cardiac arrest on October 29. He is the youngest of the 5 youngsters of thespian Dr Rajkumar. Puneeth changed into relaxation with complete kingdom Honours at Kanteerava Studio in Bengaluru subsequent to his mother and father on October 31.
Meanwhile, the choice turned into welcomed through the country unit of Congress and Opposition chief withinside the nation meeting who turned into a gift on the occasion. He additionally asked the Chief Minister to request the centre to award ‘Padma Shri’ posthumously to Puneeth.
Puneeth debuted while he became simply six-months-antique and went directly to win a country wide award as a toddler artiste for the movie ‘Bettada Hoovu’.Puneeth’s father Rajkumar turned into the primary recipient of the Karnataka Ratna award in 1992, alongside poet Kuvempu and the ultimate Karnataka Ratna became presented to Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Virendra Heggade for social provider withinside the yr 2009.Other recipients of the award are Former Karnataka leader minister S Nijalingappa for contribution to politics, CNR Rao for science, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty for medical, Bhimsen Joshi for music, Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math for social career and Dr J Javaregowda for schooling and literature.
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