Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar's last rites have been postponed. According to Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, the power star would be cremated on Sunday, October 31 at Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

The Kannada superstar's last rites were to be held today, prompting Bengaluru authorities to implement strict security measures in the city. However, the celebrated Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar will now be put to rest with full state honours on Sunday in the presence of family members and close friends.

The final rites could not be done on Saturday because Puneeth Rajkumar's daughter, who lives in the United States has only recently arrived in Delhi and will arrive in Bengaluru by 7 p.m.

"As per our tradition, we don't perform funeral after sunset. His last rites will be performed at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru tomorrow," said the Karnataka chief minister.

Another reason for the postponement is said that the government wants to give fans rushing to Bengaluru from all around Karnataka enough time to pay their last respects to Puneeth Rajkumar. Thousands of fans are getting emotional at the studios after seeing Puneeth's mortal remains.

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Kannada film star Puneet Rajkumar passed away after suffering cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on Friday. He was 46-year-old. Earlier on Friday, the power star was rushed to the Vikram hospital as he complained of severe chest pain during the workout.

Puneeth was one of the biggest superstars of the Kannada film industry and his untimely death on Friday stunned the whole film industry and his thousands of fans, who couldn't take the news.

Following his death, a 30-year-old man from Karnataka's Chamrajnagar district died of cardiac arrest while another died after a major heart attack in Shindolli village, Belagavi.

One admirer of the actor is said to have committed suicide, and another is said to have crushed his palm in rage in Karnataka.

The visuals of tens of thousands of fans gathered at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru to pay tribute to the late actor Puneeth Rajkumar had gone viral on social media platforms.

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