Puneeth Rajkumar is a Kannada actor, singer and producer. He has acted in lead roles in more than 29 films.
'Apart from this honour, my cabinet will also take decisions on getting national awards and honours for Puneeth,' said the CM.
Kannada actor Prem too wished that Puneeth be given the Padma Shri award at the earliest.
Suriya also visited his residence and spoke to Puneeth's family members.
This was done using an advanced technique and the transplant was free in honour of the Rajkumar family.
Both actors suffered heart attacks and passed away at a young age.
Puneeth Rajkumar, the Kannada cinema superstar, son of Kannada film legend Dr Rajkumar, passed away on Friday (October 29) due to cardiac arrest.
The late actor's family and the government had earlier planned to perform the last rites this evening, once his daughter, who is in the US, reaches the city.
The family is awaiting the arrival of Puneeth Rajkumar's daughter, who lives abroad.
On a chat show, Puneeth opened up how he was smitten by Sumalatha upon seeing her on the sets of the film.
Puneeth and his father sang a song in the film where Puneeth Rajkumar was cast as a child actor.