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Devotion: Fans of actor Vishnuvardhan get their heads tonsured signifying their grief, in Kolar on Wednesday.
Devotion: Fans of actor Vishnuvardhan get their heads tonsured signifying their grief, in Kolar on Wednesday.

Vishwa Kundapura

KOLAR: Deeply grieved by the sudden demise of matinee idol Vishnuvardhan on Wednesday, more than a dozen of his fans here tonsured their heads to pay respect to their beloved actor.

Under the banner of Vishnu Sena Samiti, about 14 youths in Gandhinagar here shaved off their heads.

They put up a pandal where they garlanded his portrait and then tonsured their heads.

Later, they formed a human chain at Mekke Circle and took out a procession carrying a banner with the late actor’s photograph on it. Earlier, scores of fans observed a minute’s silence at Gandhi Park as a mark of respect to the departed artiste.

Cinema halls in the district remained closed and schools and colleges declared a holiday as a mark of respect to the tall personality of the silver screen.

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