Body of VG Siddhartha taken to hometown Chikmagalur

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on July 31, 2019 Published on July 31, 2019

Rescuers bring the body of missing Café Coffee Day owner V.G. Siddhartha out of the Nethravati river on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.   -  Special Arrangement

(Left) VG Siddartha. File photo   -  File photo

The last rites will be performed at Chethanhalli in Moodigere taluk of Chikmagalur district in the evening

The body of VG Siddartha, founder of Cafe Coffee Day chain, was taken to Chikmagalur at around 10.45 am after the postmortem in Mangaluru on Wednesday.

The body was accompanied by some of his relatives.

It will be kept for public homage at his company's office at Kadur Road in Chikmagalur from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yedyurappa will visit the district to pay homage to the departed soul.

The last rites will be performed at Chethanhalli in Moodigere taluk of Chikmagalur district in the evening.

Earlier on Wednesday, a top official has confirmed that the Cafe Coffee Day founder, VG Siddhartha, is no more.

The Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada District, Sasikanth Senthil, has confirmed that the body of Siddhartha was been found on the banks of River Nethravathi at Hoige Bazar in Mangaluru early in the morning of Wednesday.

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He said that the search team was keeping a watch near Hoigebazar since the night of July 30 based on the suggestions given by fishermen.

It may be mentioned here that the entrepreneur and founder of Cafe Coffee Day chain had gone missing in Mangaluru on late Monday evening.

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Following this, a massive search operation was set in motion on Tuesday. Various agencies, including NDRF, Indian Coast Guard, Fire Services Department, and local community members assisted the Mangaluru Police in the search operation.

The search went on till late in the evening of Tuesday.

Published on July 31, 2019
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