This year’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Bangalore served as a chance to honour Puneeth Rajkumar, one of the best performers in the Kannada cinema industry. In October 2021, the revered actor passed away. However, idol-makers and admirers came up with a brilliant way to honour him during Ganesh Chaturthi by creating expertly crafted busts of the late actor, according to Bangalore Mirror. Before the auspicious ceremonies, many Bangalore city residents visited their neighbourhood marketplaces and bought a bust of the Appu (2002) actor as well as Ganpati idols.
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Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year begin today and last until September 9. According to idol producers, after the late actor’s unexpected death last year, demand for his idols rose as a mark of respect for the great artist. An idol builder from the city told BangaloreMirror that they have been in the idol-making industry for generations and that they make an effort to add some innovation to the idols’ looks each year.
He said this was one of the primary causes for which Kargil War heroes and Ganpati idols were created during the conflict. He explained that more admirers demanded Puneeth Rajkumar idols during this year’s festivities. According to the demand, he said, the sales have also been very good.
In critically praised films like Abhi (2003), Veera Kannadiga (2004), Maurya (2004), Jackie (2010), Hudugaru (2011), and others, Puneeth Rajkumar played leading roles. The actor’s passing startled the nation because he had no known medical issues. More than 40,000 followers attended the Anna Santharpane, or 11th-day feast, that his family members hosted in Bengaluru.