Vishal to sponsor education of 1800 students funded by Puneeth Rajkumar
Tamil actor Vishal has promised that he would sponsor the educational expenses of 1,800 students, who were being funded by the late Puneeth Rajkumar. Vishal made the announcement at the pre-release event of his upcoming film ‘Enemy’ held in Hyderabad. Puneeth and Vishal were close friends. Speaking at the event, Vishal said that he hasn’t seen a down-to-earth superstar like him before. When Puneeth passed away following a cardiac arrest, Vishal had tweeted,
I just can’t believe that my Good Friend Puneeth Rajkumar has passed away & is no more
May his Soul Rest in Peace, my Deepest Condolences, May his Family stay Strong @ these testing times
It’s a Big Loss for the Karnataka Movie Industry & a Big Loss for me as Dear Friend
Puneeth Rajkumar’s sudden demise has sent shock waves across the country. People from all walks of the society have been paying their condolences. Apart from being one of the top stars of the Kannada film industry, Puneeth was also part of a lot of philanthropic activities. He had sponsored the educational fees of thousands of students every year and also extended financial assistance to several Kannada medium students in the state.
Puneeth had also set up 45 free schools, 26 orphanages, 19 goshales and 16 old Age Homes, apart from supporting social activities initiated by his father, late Rajkumar.