Dr. Vishnuvardhan was suffering from a health hazard for about five years and recently he had been to Mysore for rest. He breathed his last while he was being rushed to the hospital. The funeral of Sahasa Simha Dr. Vishnuvardhan will be held at Shantinivasa Crematorium, Banashankari in Bangalore. Vishnu's wife and other family members have decided to hold the funeral according to the Hindu rites at Banashankari. Many Indian celebrities are expected to attend the ceremony.
Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yadiyurappa, former CM HD Kumarswamy, Vishnu"s close friends Ambareesh, Dwarkish, Ramya, Puneet Rajkumar, Shivaraj Kumar, Sudeep, Jayapradha have expressed their deep Condolence over the death Dr. Vishnuvardhan.