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Karnataka Cm lays foundation stone for Vishnuvardhan Memorial in Mysuru

Karnataka Cm lays foundation stone for Vishnuvardhan Memorial in Mysuru

FilmConsidered a legend, Vishnuvardhan has acted in over 200 films.Digital NativeKarnataka Chief Minister Bs Yediyurappa on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the Dr Vishnuvardhan Memorial in Mysuru through a virtual event. The legendary actor who died in 2009 had acted in 200-plus movies in various languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada and had earned the moniker of Phoenix of Indian Cinema. Other than the memorial, a statue of the actor and a branch of Film and Television Institute of India (Ftii) is also expected to come up in the same plot of land. Speaking at the event, Cm Yediyurappa said, “He (Vishnuvardhan) was an inspiration to the youth and won the hearts of the people of our state. In the Kannada film industry, if there is someone who followed Dr Rajkumar, it is Dr Vishnuvardhan. For almost 38 years, he made hundreds of films and found a place in the hearts of the people.

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