Movie theaters and pubs are closed, and major companies have employees leave early.
(Jakarta = Yonhap News) Correspondent Hyemi Seong = When a famous actor in his 40s from Bengaluru, India, died suddenly of a heart attack, thousands of fans, unable to overcome the shock, poured into the streets, putting an emergency on the security authorities.
According to the Hindustan Times on the 30th, Indian Bollywood star Funes Rajkumar died of a heart attack while working out at a gym in Bengaluru the afternoon of the previous day. age 46.
Rajkumar is a child actor and has appeared in over 30 films, including the hit ‘Appu’, and was loved by Indians.
He recently finished filming a movie called ‘James’ and was going to start a new project soon.
When the news of his sudden death spread, fans were shocked and mourning from all walks of life continued.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “A cruel fate has taken away the talented actor Rajkumar. He is not at the age to die. His work and character will be fondly remembered by generations to come.”
Thousands of Rajkumar’s fans took to the streets of Bengaluru to express their condolences.
Fans rushed to the hospital, hugged each other and shed tears, and even ran after an ambulance with Rajkumar’s body.
Bengaluru authorities believed the fans could provoke riots, so they sent police officers around Rajkumar’s house.
In 2006, when Rajkumar’s father died, eight people were killed in a riot from heartbroken fans.
Rajkumar’s father was revered as a national actor. The fans turned into a mob when they were stopped by the police while trying to attend the funeral, smashing the windows of buses and cars, and setting fire to police cars.
Most Indian films with happy endings act as an anesthetic for Indians who live hard day by day to forget about their pain, and famous actors are virtually identified with such fans as gods.
In fear of repeating the same situation as at Rajkumar’s father’s funeral, movie theaters in Bengaluru were hastily closed the previous afternoon, and large pubs were also temporarily closed.
India’s largest IT service company, Tata Consultancy Services, has laid off 1,500 employees early, and other companies have closed their offices earlier than usual due to concerns about violence on the way home.
The premier of Karnataka province, which includes Bengaluru, urged all citizens to cooperate so that Rajikumar’s family can have a peaceful funeral.
Authorities in Karnataka and Bengaluru have set up a mortuary in an outdoor arena for many fans to pay tribute to.
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