Karnataka Ratna to be presented posthumously to Puneet Rajkumar on Nov 1

 Karnataka Ratna to be presented posthumously to Puneet Rajkumar on Nov 1
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Bengaluru, Oct.20, 2022: Karnataka Ratna, the highest civilian award conferred by the Government of Karnataka, will be presented posthumously to noted Kannada actor, Puneet Raj Kumar in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on November 1.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Bommai said the decision was taken at a meeting with the ministers, senior officials and family members of Puneet Raj Kumar.

So far eight persons have been honoured with this award. But the awared was not conferred to anybody since 2009.

The CM said the award is given in recognition of the contribution of Puneet Raj Kumar to Kannada film field, Kannada language and culture.

“Puneet Raj Kumar is a real Karnataka Ratna as he has remained in the hearts of people permanently through his achievements during his life. He must always be the source of inspiration for youths always and for this purpose this award will be given to him posthumously. The award presentation function will take place on the grand stairs of Vidhana Soudha on November 1 at 5 pm. The function will be attended by noted litterateurs, film personalities, MLAs’ and achievers,” he said.

Asked about the demand from Puneet’s fans to hold functions on a big scale to pay tributes to the late actor, Bommai said after the November 1 function, three more functions will be held in different parts of Bengaluru in a ten-days program.

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