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Body of Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found in Sabarmati river

The 84-year-old grandfather of India cricketer Jasprit Bumrah was missing from Friday, and his body has now been recovered from the Sabarmati river

cricket Updated: Dec 10, 2017 16:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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The body of Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather was recovered on Sunday.(PTI)

The body of India cricketer Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather has been recovered by the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services from Sabarmati River between Gandhi bridge and Dadhichi bridge on Sunday, two days after he was reported missing by his family members. (IND v SL 1st ODI UPDATES | SCORECARD)

According to a report in Ahmedabad Mirror, Santokh Singh had come to Ahmedabad to meet his grandson but was missing from Friday afternoon, which prompted the family members to file a missing complaint with Vastrapur police.

It has also been alleged that the octogenarian was neither allowed to meet nor speak to his grandson. The report further states that he had visited his daughter’s residence on December 1 but wasn’t entertained by the family.

“He expressed a wish to meet his grandson on his birthday on December 5. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to meet Jasprit. On December 8, Santokh called his son Balvinder Singh, who lives in Jharkhand, and told him that he was leaving to meet his deceased wife,” the complaint was quoted saying by the Ahmedabad Mirror.

The missing complaint was filed by Rajinder Kaur Bumrah, the daughter of Santokh Singh. “When we went to meet Jasprit’s mother Daljit Kaur at a city school where she is a teacher, she refused to allow my father any contact with Jasprit. She even refused to share her son’s phone number so that father could talk to him. My father was grief-stricken by this. He left home on Friday afternoon and never returned,” Rajinder was quoted as saying by Ahmedabad Mirror.

Bumrah is currently part of the Indian side taking on Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series.

First Published: Dec 10, 2017 16:47 IST