Bengaluru, Jul 31, 2019 : VG Siddhartha has been cremated at Chethanhalli Estate-ancestral village in Chikkamagaluru, hundreds of people were present during his last rites.
The body of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V.G. Siddhartha was on Wednesday afternoon taken to Chattanahalli, his village, in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district.
"Hundreds of people, including women and elders from the surrounding towns and villages, thronged the estate in the Mudigeree taluk for the last glimpse of the coffee baron and pay homage to him," the source said.
Siddhartha’s father-in-law S.M. Krishna and mother-in-law Prema flew to Chikkamagaluru from Bengaluru, while other family members and relatives have also reached the estate for the last rites. Karanataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa also flew from Bengaluru to attend the last rites and console the bereaved family members.
Siddhartha went missing on Monday night and was suspected to have committed suicide by jumping off the bridge.Following a massive search operation involving multiple agencies, the body of missing CCD founder VG Siddhartha was found on the banks of Netravati River near Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru on Wednesday 7 AM.