Updates: VG Siddhartha cremated at his Chethanahalli estate
Mangalore, July 30: Billionaire coffee tycoon V G Siddhartha was cremated in a sombre atmosphere after hundreds of people paid a tearful homage to the 'Coffee King" at his Chetanahali estate in his ancestral village in Chikkamagaluru where hundreds of people gathered to pay their last respects.
V G Siddhartha was founder of Cafe Coffee Day and son in law of former Karnataka chief minister, S M Krishna. His body was found after a 36 hour search. Coffee Day Enterprises said it appointed SV Ranganath as the interim chairman of the board and Nitin Bagmane was named as interim chief operating officer of the company.
The body was found in the river at the Hoige Bazar area in Mangalore. Siddhartha was missing since Monday.
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ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಬಿ.ಎಸ್. ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ಅವರು ಇಂದು ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಫೆ ಕಾಫಿ ಡೇ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ವಿ.ಜಿ. ಸಿದ್ಧಾರ್ಥ ಅವರ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವ ಶರೀರಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂತಿಮ ನಮನ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರು. ಶಾಸಕರಾದ ರಾಜೇಗೌಡ, ಆರ್. ಅಶೋಕ್, ಎಸ್. ಎಲ್. ಭೋಜೇಗೌಡ ಜೊತೆಗಿದ್ದರು.#CafeCoffeeDay pic.twitter.com/s3zgKKxjwk— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) July 31, 2019
I had known #VGSiddhartha personally and was always amazed at his energy and positivity. Distressed by his disappearance. He has been an inspiring entrepreneur and investor.— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) July 30, 2019
Few 'Bhakts' are quick to criticize opposition, for blaming ruling govt of favouring capitalists, as they feel Siddhartha's case disproves it.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) July 31, 2019
We blamed govt for favouring 'FEW' 'CRONY' capitalists.
Make it a level playing field for compassionate visionaries.