Karnataka Ratna award for Late Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar

The Karnataka government conferred the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award on late actor Puneeth Rajkumar during an event held at the grand steps of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru Tuesday. The outdoor programme, however, had to be curtailed owing to rainfall.

The highest civilian award of the state was received by Puneeth Rajkumar’s wife Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar. Puneeth Rajkumar is the ninth recipient of the award.