N Ravi Kumar elder brother of Sampath Kumar alias Dr Vishnvardhana died on Wednesday afternoon at his residence in Banashankeri. He was 65 years leaves behind his wife Smt Lakshmi, son Abikshit and daughter Kshama. In 2009 December 30th Dr Vishnuvardhana passed away at the age of 59 years.
N Ravikumar was suffering from last stage of lever cancer that he noticed very late a month back. He preferred to stay at home instead of going in for major surgeries. He went in for Coma in the morning and afternoon 14th August was declared dead. The final rites were performed at Banashakeri crematorium. N Ravikumar has strongly analyzed the films of a few of the 200 plus films Dr Vishnuvardhana acted in his career and given his frank opinions.
N Ravikumar directed English and Kannada plays. It is at 'Hayavadana' play of Dr Girish Karnad the present Anirudh Jathakara son in law of Dr Vishnuvardhana was traced by Ravikumar.