Mysuru: Veteran Sandalwood actor Late Dr. Vishnuvardhan’s memorial construction row has finally settled with the Karnataka High Court ordering a go ahead.
With the court verdict out on Monday, July 1, the Mysuru district administration has flagged off the Dr. Vishnuvardhan Memorial construction amid police protection.
After inaugurating the construction, Late Dr. Vishnuvardhan’s wife and veteran actress Bharati Vishnuvardhan spoke to media and said, “Finally the days have come to begin the memorial construction work. The journey was like a mother carrying her baby in the womb for nine-long-months amid various ups and downs in life and later giving birth. Such happiness can be equated with this situation.”
“I pray that the construction goes on without any hiccups. All the arrangements are in place. The cost of the memorial may sum upto Rs 11 Crore. The state government will be releasing the funds in a phased manner. This memorial will comprise a film institute, museum and more”, she added.
She said that the memorial would be dedicated to all Vishnu fans as it’s their property.
Meanwhile, his son-in-law Aniruddha Jatkar expressed his joy that the memorial would be built in Mysuru itself.
He said, “Dr. Vishnuvardhan’s dream was to be laid to rest in the same place and it has now come true. This will not only be a memorial but also a state model. We hope that the museum which will be built here will be one-of-its-kind in the state.”
“The memorial will have everything related to cinema right from acting school”, he added.
Thus the 10-year-long ordeal of Dr. Vishnuvardhan's family has been laid to rest with the memorial being built in Halalu village of Uddur town.
The district administration has cleaned 5 acres of land and begun the construction.
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