Dr. Vishnuvardhan was suffering from some health hazards for the past five years. Recently, he had been to Mysore for rest. He was rushed to Vikram Hospital on 29th Dec when complained of severe chest pain. He suffered same pain at 2.30 on 30th Dec. He breathed his last while he was being taken to the hospital.
Suddenly, the news of Vishnu"s sudden death spread like wild fire. Many of his fans, who were returning from their jobs, were shocked to hear the news on TV and FM Radios. They could not believe their ears. Many of them have expressed their shocking feelings on the comment section on our website Oneindia.in.
Sanjay writes, “I was coming home in the cab and I was listening to songs of Vishnu in FM. I thought it is normal in FM as they dedicate an hour to an actor. I was enjoying the songs and I was half sleepy and they announced that Vishnuvardhan is no more. I suddenly woke up out of shock and I could not digest that anymore. I pray lord to send him back in disguise. Our Kannada industry needs actors like Visnuvardhan. Hats off to Visnu. May your soul rest in peace.
Srinivasa writes, “This is very shocking and sad news for Karnataka. He was the one of the most memorable actor and generous human being. I was watching "Suprabhata", one of my favorite movie of Vishnu, when I got this shocking news. Yesterday's bad news of C Ashwath passing away was equally sad. His album "ONDIRULU KANASINALI" is my favourite one, which I listen again and again.
Even though the Sahasa Simha star had acted in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi, he was basically a Kannadiga and struggled for Kannada film industry. His style, acting and human values had impressed non-Kannada audience too. These people were also shocked to hear the news.
Zahur writes, "Hi, I am from Kashmir. Lived for sometime in Bangalore and happened to watch a Kannada movie Laali. Dr.Vishnuvardhan's acting was so excellent I became fan of him. People of Karnataka should never think that he is dead. As the article says Vishnuvardhan's life should be celebrated."
Shodhan writes, “I am terribly shocked with this news. Vishnu, you were an actor par excellence. I did not understand Kannada, but I have seen some of your movies in my childhood. You had a great screen presence. You will continue living in the hearts of everyone for your great contribution to the Kannada film industry. May God give everlasting peace to the departed soul."
Sharath Nair writes, “It"s a very great loss to the STATE. His demise is a setback 2 everybody. MAY GOD BLESS HIM n HIS FAMILY n FRIENDS. I, being a MALAYALEE, was great fan of Vishnu. My 1st film of Simha was MUTTINA HAARA. It was really a great film besides SUHASINI has his counterpart and that kid, was a great movie. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE."
Some of his fans even feel the mysterious hand of Nagavalli (a character in Aptamitra and Aapta Rakshaka. Rohith writes, “I think this (Vishnu"s death) is because of that film Apthamitra. This mysterious fact was reported when actress Soundarya had met with airplaine accident before Apthamitra release. Now before the release of Aaptah Rakshaka, vishnuvardhan died. He himself had told in a TV interview about some of the probamatic situation they faced while shooting the film Aptharakshaka."
Many are worried that after the death of Dr. Rajkumar, Vishnuhad had taken the lead of Kannada film industry. Now their question is who will take over his place and guide it properly. Nanjesh Hassan writes, “We lost really good voice, good actor, Sahasa Simha. Even more sad thing is that Kannada people have suffered lot because already we lost 'Annavaru". Vishnu was our 2nd 'Annavaru", but now we don"t.... I love Vishnu I love Vishnu… I am huge fan of lovely Vishnu.
Pakya writes, “Still Kannadiga's are not recovered from Dr. Raj departure even after 3 yrs. Now this pain of Dr. Vishnu departing has left the entire Kannada film industry & Kannadigas in the dark. The year 2009 is not a good year since we lost most talented C. Ashwath yesterday.
Sunilkumar writes, “The death of Sahasa Simha Dr. Vishnuvardhan is a great loss to Karnataka and especially to the Kannada film industry, he has played several role in movies, in real life. After Annavru, he was supposed to carry our cultural heritage for further. It is very unfortunate event that he is no more with us in the middle of the way only. May God Bless him.
Madhu YV writes, “I am shocked by the news. We lost a true contributor to Kannada. I cried for the second time since from Dr Rajkumar's death. I believe it"s all because of "Aptha Rakshaka". May god rest their souls in peace.
Thousands of Vishnu fans have expressed their sadness on our comment section. Following are some of the unique feelings of his fans. Sanjay: “I always admire this person in my heart. He is good both in off screen and on screen. May god keep his sole rest in peace. Hats up to the great show man Kannada film industries."
Veena Reddy: “He is amicable personality, a professional actor, loving & humorous person. Overall he is generous as human"
Viji Varadhu Dhanu and Madhi: “We are extremely shocked and grieved Sahas Simha's demise. It's a big loss of not only southern cinema but also Kannadigas all over the world. The memory of Dr. Vishnu will be kept in our hearts. May the spirit of Dr. Vishnuvardhan rest in peace."
Vijai: “Kannada film industry, which reeling under loss of stalwarts, has lost yet another great actor and metaphorically the incident comes just a day after the death of C Ashwath is really disheartening. May the stalwarts soul rest in peace. Kannada industry has lost a truly a great actor. I am shattered beyond words. Let his soul rest in peace."
Byra Reddy: “Dr. Vishnuvardhan's untimely death a huge pain to me. My heartfelt condolences to the mourned family. Let god gives strength and courage to the bereaved family."
Rohith: “We had lost an another link today he had gone but he will always remain in our hearts forever let all pay tribute to him he was not only a great actor, but he was a great human being I pray god to give strength to all to come over this situation and specially for his kuchuku geleya Ambareesh.
Parthasarathy: “We have lost a great personality in Kannada film industry. He was a fabulous actor, great human. I think nobody can replace him. Let us pray to god that he takes birth once again to satisfy millions of people's wishes."
Sharath: “Dr Vishnuvardhan is not only a great actor but also a good human being. He was a man of discipline and he had some principles in life. He never underestimated anyone and he was satisfied with what he had. He was taking care of all the other people around him. His anthem was NANNA HADU NANADU.... Muthina hara is my favourite film. The greatest tribute we can give to him is by following his principles. May his soul rest in peace."
Late Dr. Vishnuvardhan is well-known for his hit movies like Nagara Haavu, Muthina Haara, Hombisilu, Sahasa Simha, Bandhana, Naagara Hole, Nishkarsha, Yajamana, Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu and Apthamitra. He was not only a great Kannada actor, but also a great human being. Vishnu fans are shocked by his sudden demise, which has created a vied in the Kannada film industry. His loss is irreplaceable.