"Sketch of Prathap Uburai (42), a marketing faculty member of IIM-Ahmedabad, has been provided to the police of neighbouring districts," they said adding that rafts have also been pressed into service in the Devprayag area, the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers to trace him.
"We are presuming that he has either become a sanyasi or jumped into the Ganga," said a police official, who is investigating the matter.
The official said just couple of hours before Uburai went missing, he had tried to commit suicide by trying to jump into the Ganga at Devprayag. However, on the intervention of his two nephews, Uburai did not jump but kept talking about taking sanyas.
Uburai, a father of two, has also served as director of the national insurance academy at Pune.