After 36 hours, Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha’s dead body found

Bengaluru: After 36 hours of intense search, a body of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha was found on July 31 in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. His body was found about 500 metres away from the road bridge from where he alleged to have jumped into the river on Monday night.

Friends and relatives have confirmed that the body is of Siddhartha. The body has been kept at Wenlock Hospital for further formalities.

The 36-hour-long massive search in the river had continued over the last two night, which led to the spot where the body surfaced and seen by the two fishermen.

Before he disappeared, Siddhartha left a note for his employees where he stated that he is deep debt.

Siddhartha was the son-in-law of BJP leader SM Krishna. Politicians in the state are in deep shock and expressed condolences to the family following his death. Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa tweeted: “I am deeply shocked and hurt by the demise of former Chief Minister S M Krishna’s son-in-law and Cafe Coffee Day founder Siddhartha. May God give strength to his family and may his soul rest in piece. Om shanti.”

All 1,750 outlets of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) decided to shut on Wednesday across the country in memory of its founder-chairman V.G. Siddharatha.

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