The last rites of Dr Vishnuvardhan were performed by his cook and driver. Radhakrishna, car driver for Vishnuvardhan from the past 30 years lit the funeral pyre. Sridhar, cook at the actors house carried the water pot around the pyre at the Abhiman studio on 30th December.
Vishnuvardhan Ash was scattered to Cauvery water in Srirangapattana near Mysore on 31st December 2009 at around 4.30 PM. Smt Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, daughter Keerthi, Chandana and others were present.