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Mareyada Manikya – a biography of Dr Vishnuvardhan

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Late Kannada actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan has lakhs of diehard fans across Karnataka. A hardcore fan named Janardhana Rao Salanke has paid tribute to the Sahasa Simha star by writing a biography of Abhinava Bhargava Dr Vishnu, which is slated to hit the stands on his birthday on 18th September.

Janardhana Rao Salanke was closely following his late favourite hero Dr. Vishnuvardhan. His friends urged him to pen a book on Dr. Vishnuji. So the result of their plea is 'Mareyada Manikya – Yajamana Dr. Vishnuvardhan'. Talking to Oneindia, Janardhana says, “The book is slated to hit the stands in the second week of September and it will be released by Dr. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan."

Janardhana Rao adds that he had met Dr. Vishnuvardhan on the sets of Apthamithra in Bangalore Palace and expressed his desire of penning a book on his life. But Vishnu had said, “I am not such a popular artist to write a book on me. Better try on our Shivaramanna (Sharapanjara star Shivram), who has achieved milestones in his career."

But Janaradhana had tried to convince, “Sir your contribution to Kannada film industry is reaching 4 decades. And coming generation should know and realize your contribution to society and cinema industry." Finally, he was successful in getting a nod from Dr. Vishnu gave to go ahead.

However, Janardhana, who is a freelance photo journalist, visited Dr. Vishnuvardhan's Jayanagar residence in 2009 and interviewed him and collected lot of information about his life. He also met several cine artists, directors, producers and stunt masters, who had worked with him, and learnt about their experience with the actor. He did lot of hard work to collect information about him and pen the book.

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