Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: People and fans of Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan expressed their deep condolences over his untimely death early on Wednesday.

A bandh-like situation prevailed in the city, with schools and colleges declaring a holiday following the death of the actor. All film theatres were closed as a sign of respect to the departed soul.

Shimoga MP B.Y. Raghavendra has expressed his condolences over the death of Vishnuvardhan. He said that Kannada cinema had lost a great personality. Many organisations have also mourned the death of the actor.