The statue of late Kannada actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan, who died of
heart attack in Mysore on 30th December, 2009, has been unveiled by
his close friend and comedian Dwarakish at Laggere in Bangalore.
This is the first statue of Dr. Vishnuji in the city. It is made of
fiber and is about three feet height.
Mr. Lokesh, the president of the Kadamba Kannada Yuvaka Vedike,
has donated the money for creating the statue of Dr. Vishnuvardhan.
A sculptor named Shivakumar has evolved it in three months time.
Dwarakish was very emotional as he unveiled the statue of his best
However, the first statue of Dr Vishnu was installed at Bellary
district in Karnataka. Immediately after the death of the
Sahasa Simha star, the government had promised to create a
memorial in his name. Although 18 months have passed after the
promise, the Vishnu's memorial still remains a dream.