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Puneeth Rajkumar is ‘Karnataka Ratna’

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Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday announced “Karnataka Ratna” posthumously for Sandalwood Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar.

Puneeth Rajkumar passed away due to cardiac arrest on October 29.

Bommai announced the highest civilian award of the State Government during Puneeth Namana a programme organised by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce to pay tributes to the late actor, at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds in the city.

Bommai also promised to build a memorial for Puneeth on the lines of his parents Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma Rajkumar.

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah urged the state government to recommend the central government to confer Padma Shree Award for Puneeth Rajkumar.

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