Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is organizing a function to pay
tribute to late Kannada actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan. Dr. Jayamala, the
KFCC President, has said that a function is being held at Gayathri
Vihar, in Palace Grounds, Bangalore tomorrow (January 05, 2009).
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Home Minister VS Achrya will
inaugurate the function. Several Sandalwood celebrities will attend
the mourning function. Karnataka Government has already decided to
set up Vishnu's memorial at the Abhiman studios. Dr. Raj and Vishnu
Film City will be built similar to Ramoji Rao Film City. CM BS
Yediyurappa has promised Rs.10 crore to set up the memorial along
with two acres of land.
However, Dr. Vishnuvardhan was suffering from some health
hazards for the past five years. Recently, he had been to Mysore
for rest. He was admitted to Vikram Hospital Mysore when he
complained of severe chest pain. He died of heart attack on 30th
December 2009. He was cremated with full state honours at the