Vijay’s family members decided to perform his last rites in their home town at Kaduru in Chikkamagaluru district, where he will be buried as per Lingayat community’s rituals. The actor was laid to rest at a farm owned by his friend Raghu in Panchanahalli, near Kadur of Chikkamagaluru district.
Vijay’s mortal remains were kept for public viewing at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru. Actors Dhananjaya, Ninasam Sathish, director Guru Deshpande, Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, among many others paid their last respect to Vijay.
Vijay’s death had surfaced on Monday afternoon. This was after his brother Siddhesh Kumar told the media that the family had decided to donate his organs as the doctors had informed them about a very ‘little’ chance of his revival.
Subsequently, Jeevasarthakathe, a state government appointed body to oversee the implementation of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994, informed the police and the permission was obtained.
Actor Vijay, who was associated with the Usire (Breathe) team to provide oxygen for Covid patients, was also doing his bit for the needy by amplifying information about Covid resources through his social media pages.
Vijay had met with an accident while riding pillion on a motorcycle with his friend Naveen on June 12. They had set out to buy medicines when their bike skidded due to rains and hit the pole at J. P. Nagar’s 7th Phase.
Naveen has also suffered a leg fracture, while Vijay was taken for surgeries of the brain and leg at the hospital. Vijay started his career in theatre, before making his film debut with Rangappa Hogbitna in 2011.
He then made headlines for his National Award Best Actor win for Naanu Avanalla…Avalu in 2015 for reprising a role of transgender. Dasavala, Oggarane, Harivu, Killing Veerappan and Nathicharami were some of the other films he starred in.
The actor has also given his voice for the Aadaadta Aayushya (This Life at Play), audiobook, which is the autobiography of Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, for the first time. The audiobook runs for about 15 hours. IANS