Siddhartha’s Body taken to Chikkamagaluru for Cremation
Mangaluru: The body of Siddhartha, Founder of Cafe Coffee day was taken to Chikkamagaluru by ambulance from the government Wenlock hospital here on July 31.
Siddhartha had gone missing on July 29 at the Netravathi bridge at 7:30 pm. According to the driver, at around 1:30 pm, he along with Siddhartha had come from Bengaluru to Sakleshpur. As they reached near Sakleshpur, Siddhartha instructed him to drive towards Mangaluru. When they reached near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru, Siddhartha asked him to stop the car. Siddhartha then told him that he would take a walk and asked him to come to the other side of the bridge. After he drove to the other side, Siddhartha had gone missing.
The police commissioner had formed four teams to trace Siddhartha. The search operation began from July 29 night and continued until the body was found on July 31. On July 31 early morning when fishermen Basava, Pranesh, Rithesh and Sarathi went for fishing at 6:00 am at Hoige Bazar, they found a body floating in the water. They immediately informed the police who rushed to the spot, retrieved the body and sent it for post mortem to the government Wenlock Hospital.
At 10:50 am the body was taken to Chikkamagaluru by an ambulance. The body will be kept for public viewing at Chikkamagaluru and later cremated there.
Former Ministers Ramanath Rai, U T Khader, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Dr Iftikar, Sringeri MLA TD Rajegowda, MLC Ivan D’Souza and other leaders were also present.