Now, Aptamithra Dr. Vishnuvardhan's body has been kept at National College Ground for his fans to pay their last tribute. The Bangalore Police are struggling very hard to maintain peace in the place. Although the police have kept barricades to avoid the rush, they are not able to control the crowd of his fans.
Earlier this morning, senior actor Shivaram had expressed his condolence to his friend Dr Vinshu and he had requested his fans to maintain peace and discipline in the city because their hero loved and worshiped it through out his life. Even Vishnu's wife Barathi Vishnuvardhan has requested, "Dear Kannada fans, Dr Vishnu loved you all and he loved peace. So please behave peacefully and in disciplined way and bid him farewell.
However, Dr. Vishnuvardhan was suffering from some health hazards for the past five years and recently he had been to Mysore for rest. Yesterday, he was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Mysore when he complained of severe chest pain. He died of heart attack at 2.30 today (30th December 2009). He was honoured with six Filmfare awards. He had acted in 200 Kannada movies. The shooting of his 200th movie Aaptha Rakshaka was delayed due to his knee injury.
The death of Dr. Vishnuvardhan, who died of severe heart attack at Vikram Hospital in Mysore this morning, has created serious security concerns in Bangalore as well as across Karnataka state. There are some unpleasant incidents like stone throwing and setting fire to buses in places like Magadi road Bangalore.