The Kannada cinema industry lost another Doctor actor Vishnuvardhana after three years eight and half months of Dr Rajakumar is indigestible news.
The actor of 200 films Dr Vishnuvardhana was consigned to flames at 8 pm in the Hindu religion system. Dr Vishnu’e elder brother Ravi lit the fire and prominent Kannada film industry persons Ambarish, Rockline Venkatesh, Shivaramanna, Naganna piled up the sandalwood pieces on the body of the departed soul and poured ghee and camphor to consign to flames.
The Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, his cabinet colleagues, Member of Parliament Ananthkumar, former minister Shoba Karandlaje, Dr Jayamala and the entire Kannada industry people plus actor Arjun witnessed the final rites.
The body of Dr Vishnuvardhana that was supposed to reach at 6pm to the two acres land marked for his memorial adjacent to Abhiman Studio arrived around 7 pm. The traffic was slow as the innumerable fans from Jayanagar, KR Road, Banashankeri and Channasandra route the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike vehicle reached the venue of cremation countering lot of mourners.
Vidwan Bhanuprakash from Channapatna and Vidwan Balarama Shastri team of 12 archaks recited the hymns according to the Hindu philosophy. Dr Vishnu brother Ravi whispered ‘Om Namo Narayana’ and before this the state honor was extended to Dr Vishnuvardhana.
As soon as ‘Panchagavya’ was spread on Dr Vishnuvardhana the actress wife Smt.Bharathi Vishnuvardhana closely held the face of Dr Vishnu and offered a few pecks. She was seen receiving something and putting behind the head. A shawl was put on the body of Dr Vishnuvardhana before he was consigned to flames.
Rebel star Ambarish took control of the entire proceedings announcing the peace and calmness should be maintained.
The fans near the venue of cremation not able to get entry burnt two private vehicles. The police lathi charge, teargas shells and shooting in the air dispersed the massive crowd.
The entire traffic stretch of 8 kilometers was cordoned by the police as the procession of Dr Vishnuvardhana left Jayanagar residence.
It is all Noorondu Nenapu. But the memory of this great actor will always remain intact. A big salute to the big actor from www.chitratara.com
The editor of www.chitratara.com R Manohar covering the whole day’s program in his camera eyes received a major jolt to expensive lens that cost Rs.20000.