Missing Cafe Coffee Day founder found dead at Mangaluru river

Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: July 31, 2019 14:01 IST
Missing Cafe Coffee Day founder found dead at Mangaluru river

Cafe Coffee Day Founder VG Siddhartha's body has been found on the banks of river Netravati in Mangaluru after he went missing on Monday. Siddhartha had asked his car driver to drop him at a bridge across the river. Earlier, a letter by Siddhartha surfaced online, wherein he wrote, "I fought for a long time but today I gave up."

A fisherman had claimed to have seen a man likely to be Siddhartha jumping into the Netravathi river from the bridge on Monday evening. The 60-year-old Siddhartha had gone missing on Monday evening from the road bridge between Ullal and Mangaluru over the river around 7 pm, his driver Basavaraj Patil had told the police.
Siddhartha left Bengaluru on Monday afternoon to Sakleshpur near Hassan, where he has a house and one of his coffee estates. He told Patil to drive towards Mangaluru after a short break at Sakleshpur to freshen-up.
Siddhartha is the elder son-in-law of senior BJP leader, SM Krishna, who was the external affairs minister in the UPA-2 government (2009-12) and state chief minister (1999-2004) when in the Congress.
For now, this is regarded as suicide by the Police and they say that they will probe into the matter in their further investigation.