Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Popular Kannada film star Vishnuvardhan, who passed away in Mysore in the early hours of Wednesday, was reportedly taking good care of his health and regularly undergoing health checks at the Vikram Hospital in Yadavagiri here for the last five years.

The actor was attended to by doctors when he visited the hospital on Tuesday. “The actor had a wound on the leg, and therefore came to the hospital to get it dressed and for physiotherapy. The actor was doing fine, and has never had a cardiac procedure in all the time he has been visiting the hospital,” said hospital managing director S.B. Vikram.

He said that doctors and nursing staff were rushed to the hotel where the actor was staying, following complaints of chest pain, around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday. “The doctors tried to revive him with the available equipment. When there was no response, he was immediately shifted to hospital, but the actor did not respond to any of the efforts and breathed his last,” Dr. Vikram said.

Barring diabetes, the actor had no other health problems. “In fact, the infection on his leg was also healing,” he said.