Dr.Vishnuvardhan passed away on December 31 2009 of heart attack. BJP government had announced to set up a memorial at the Abhiman studios. It had also announced a grant of Rs 10 crore to set up the memorial, apart from granting two acres of land towards the same. But govt is yet to give land for memorial
Late actor Dr.Vishuvardhan's trust has been named it as 'Vibha Trust'. Vi stands for Vishnu and Bha stands for his wife Bharathi which means Vishuvardhan-Bharathi trust. Actor Ambareesh, Anirudh, Dr.Vishnu's daughters Chandana and Keerthi are all active members of the trust.