Sandalwood's ace actor Sahasa Simha Dr Vishnuvardhan is still alive in the hearts of his fans and Kannadigas. Following this Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to pay a tribute to the versatile actor by naming a road after him. The 14.3 km stretch from Banashankari to Kengeri in Bangalore will now be called as 'Vishnuvardhana Raste'.
Sources said that it is one of the longest road in the country to be named after a celebrity. The inauguration of the road will be held on February 2, 2014. Incidentally Abhiman Studio is located on the same road, where memorial of Dr Vishnuvardhan is coming up.
Anirudh, son-in-law of Dr Vishnuvardhan said, "The initial proposition was from Sarjapur to Kengeri, which is much longer. However, various political issues that cropped up over the last four years since my father-in-law's passing did not allow that. But we are happy with the new development. It is a great moment for the film industry, as well as for the fans."
"We will begin the rally at 10 am on February 2, from Banashankari Temple, by unveiling the first board with the new name. Around eight wards fall along this stretch, and as we go along, we will be inaugurating each of the boards that will be put up," he added.