Special Correspondent

Bangalore: Governor H.R. Bhardwaj has mourned the death of Vishnuvardhan. In a message, he said: “I deeply mourn the sad and untimely demise of the stalwart of the Kannada film industry, Vishnuvardhan. He was a versatile, stylish, talented and very popular actor. In a career spanning about four decades, he carved a niche in the hearts of millions of Kannadigas. He was known for his amiable nature, warm heartedness and camaraderie with fellow artistes. His death is a great loss to Karnataka.” He added: “May his soul rest in peace. I pray to the Almighty to give strength to Bharathi Vishnuvardhan and his daughter to bear this loss.”