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One of the stalwarts of the Kannada film Industry Vishnuvardhan died of a heart attack in Mysore late on Tuesday evening.
Dr. Vishnuvardhan was suffering from some health hazards had been to Mysore for rest and yesterday he was admitted to Vikram Hospital Mysore after he complained of chest pain. After the treatment, he was returned to his house in the evening. Again he suffered same pain at 2.30. He breathed his last while he was being rushed to the hospital.
The popular Kannada actor, whose real name was Sampath Kumar, passed away at the age of 59 years.
In 2005 Vishnuvardhan was awarded honorary doctorate by Bangalore University.
For a generation that grew up watching Vishnuvardhan’s films, this is almost a dead end. In more than one ways, he held the pennant of Kannada films high in the national level. The legend earned 7 Filmfare awards, an honorary doctorate from Bangalore University and countless other awards in his fruitful film career spread over three decades.
Born on 18 September 1950, Dr. Vishnuvardhan started his career with the National Award winning Vamshavruksha directed by Girish Karnad. Later on, he reached the pinnacle of success with films like Naagarahaavu, Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Hombisilu, Sahasa Simha, Naagara Hole, Bandhana, Muthina Haara, and Apthamitra.
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