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People carry the body of coffee baron V.G. Siddhartha to an ambulance in Mangalore, India, July 31, 2019.(REUTERS)

CCD founder Siddhartha cremated at his coffee estate in Karnataka

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 07:19 PM IST
Cafe Coffee Day owner V Siddhartha’s last rites was held at one of his coffee estates in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district on Wednesday evening, reported a news agency.
The popular retail chain Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) decided to shut shop on Wednesday across the country in memory of its founder-chairman VG Siddhartha, who died in Karnataka.(AFP Photo)
The popular retail chain Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) decided to shut shop on Wednesday across the country in memory of its founder-chairman VG Siddhartha, who died in Karnataka.(AFP Photo)

RIP Siddhartha: CCD outlets shut for a day

Bengaluru | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 11:59 AM IST
The decision came just hours after VG Siddhartha’s body was fished out of the Netravathi river on the west coast earlier in the day.
A fisherman claimed to have seen a man, likely to be Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V.G. Siddhartha, jumping into the Netravathi river from the bridge in Karnataka’s Angaluru.(PTI Photo)
A fisherman claimed to have seen a man, likely to be Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V.G. Siddhartha, jumping into the Netravathi river from the bridge in Karnataka’s Angaluru.(PTI Photo)

Fisherman saw man jump from bridge where Cafe Coffee Day founder was seen last

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 05:58 AM IST
V G Siddhartha, 60, went missing since Monday evening from the road bridge between Ullal and Mangaluru over the river around 7 p.m. as his car driver Basavaraj Patil told the police.
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