From the outside, there is no evidence that one of the residents of Giriraj Apartments at the posh Altamont Road, is among those who have plunged Indian cricket into turmoil.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was business as usual at Giriraj, which is home to Sundip Aggarwal, one of the owners of the Kochi Indian Premier League. While Sundip no longer lives in Mumbai, his family occupies the flat.
The huge media interest caused by the controversy did not go down well with the family and they were unwilling to talk about Sundip and his involvement with the Kochi team. “There is nobody at home now,” a lady said over the intercom when Hindustan Times wanted to speak to Sundip’s father, Dinanath Aggarwal. All questions evoked one response: “There is nobody at home now”.
When asked to identify herself and how she was related to Sundip, the lady hung up.
“Maybe they don’t want to speak to you because there is no male member of the family at home now,” said the security guard in the lobby.
Reports say Sundip lives in Singapore and works for Nokia’s Asia-Pacific office. The family came to Mumbai from Rajasthan and has done well in the publishing business.
Sundip was a student of Maneckji Cooper School and completed his higher studies in Cleveland, USA.