Pragativahini News, Mysuru : Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai described noted Kannada actor late Dr Vishnuvardhan as ‘Hrudayavantha’ who was liked by the Kannadigas, and had won the hearts of people through his superb acting.
Speaking after inaugurating Dr Vishnuvardhan Memorial at Haalalu village on H.D.Kote road organised jointly by the Department of Information and Public Relations and Dr Vishnuvardhan Foundation here on Sunday, he said through the character ‘Ramachari’ in the Kannada movie, ‘Naagara Haavu’, Dr Vishnuvardhan became a household name and subsequently acted in hundreds of movies. In his life, Padma Shree Bharati stood as a strength, and after his death she wanted him to build a memorial in Mysuru. Thanks to her efforts, it became a reality. This memorial has all the facilities and the citizens and the film field connected people must make use of the same.
” The achievements of Dr Vishnuvardhan are before my eyes. I have come here as a fan of the veteran actor. The debut movie, ‘Naagara Haavu’ was released in the 70s and those who had watched that movie would have been fans of this actor. Dr Vishnuvardhan still lives in the minds of the people. The actor was very emotional and humane. Humanity was seen in his role. The former CM, B.S.Yediyurappa had released Rs 11 crore for this project for which I will compliment him”, Bommai said.
The CM said there has been a demand to confer Karnataka Ratna posthumously on Dr Vishnuvardhan, and it will be positively considered in the coming days.
MLA G.T.Deve Gowda, Dr Bharati Vishnuvardhan, and Anirudh also spoke.
Department of Information and Public Relations Commissioner Dr P.Harsha in his introduction explained the facilities at Dr Vishnuvardhan’s memorial.
Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, MLAs S.A.Ramdas and L. Nagendra and others were present.