Kannada actor late Dr. Vishnuvardhan, who died of heart attack in
Mysore on December 30 2009, had acted in 200 films. Besides
Kannada, he had also starred in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi movies.
He deserved the National honours like Padmabhushan award. Why did
Central Govt not consider his name for the title? Was it the State
Government's responsibility to force Central Govt? Of course, It's
a great shame to Kannada peoples!
Vishnuvardhan, who was staying at Hotel Metropole in Mysore,
complained of chest pain at 2.30 PM on 30th December. His wife
Bharati immediately called the family physician Dr Bharath and he
was immediately rushed to a private hospital. However, he died on
the way at about 2.45 PM. The news of Kannada matinee idol
Vishnuvardhan demise had sent shock and grief across the state.
Vishnuvardhan has passed away at just 59, which is so sad for
Kannada Film industry and his fans. Vishnu was not only a great
actor, but also a great human being. His fans are shocked by his
sudden demise, which has created a vied in the Kannada film
industry. His loss is irreplaceable.
Vishnuvardhan proved his acting skills in his first debut
Vamsha Vruksha directed by noted director Girish
Kasaravalli in 1972. The movie was a adaptation of the novel
written by SL Byarappa. Though he performed a very small role in
the film, it was enough to create a resounding impact on
The Sahasa Simha star was born and brought up in a
theatre loving family. His father was a journalist as well as
theatre artiste. At the tender age of five in 1956, he appeared as
a child artiste in D Shankar Singh's Shivasharane Namakka and
Kokilavani. After completing his degree atNational College
Basavanagudi, he chose acting as his profession.
Vishnuvardhan's hit movies are Nagara Haavu, Muthina Haara,
Hombisilu, Sahasa Simha, Bandhana, Naagara Hole, Nishkarsha,
Yajamana, Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu and Apthamitra, Suryavamsha
Earlier, Dr. Vishnu was recommended for Padmabhushan award by
former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. But the Central Government
had not taken it seriously and ignored his name from consideration
list of the candidates.
Now, Vishnu fans are looking forward Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa to put pressure on Central Govt for the same. Will BS
Yeddi sport to the wish of fans?