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VG Siddhartha Funeral; Sea of Mourners Bid Emotional Goodbye

Business | News18 | July 31, 2019, 5:13 pm
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 The body of VG Siddhartha, founder of India's largest coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day, was found on Wednesday morning (July 31). VG Siddhartha's family has decided to cremate and perform the last rites of the Coffee baron at his father's estate at Belur Taluk in Karnataka's Hassan district. (Image: PTI)

The body of VG Siddhartha, founder of India's largest coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day, was found on Wednesday morning (July 31). VG Siddhartha's family has decided to cremate and perform the last rites of the Coffee baron at his father's estate at Belur Taluk in Karnataka's Hassan district. (Image: PTI)

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 Former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Family members and relatives carry the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Family members and relatives carry the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna near the mortal remains of his son-in-law and Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna near the mortal remains of his son-in-law and Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Family members of late Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha arrive to pay their last respects during his funeral, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Family members of late Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha arrive to pay their last respects during his funeral, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Family members and relatives pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Family members and relatives pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Family members and relatives pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. The body of Siddhartha, who went missing two days ago, was found by local fishermen and patrolling policemen on the banks of the Netravathi river near Mangaluru. (Image: PTI)

Family members and relatives pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur. The body of Siddhartha, who went missing two days ago, was found by local fishermen and patrolling policemen on the banks of the Netravathi river near Mangaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 DK Shivakumar leaves to Chikkamagaluru in a private chopper for CCD founder VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

DK Shivakumar leaves to Chikkamagaluru in a private chopper for CCD founder VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 SM Krishna leaving to Chikkamagaluru in a private chopper for son-in-law Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

SM Krishna leaving to Chikkamagaluru in a private chopper for son-in-law Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 DK Shivakumar leaving for Belur Taluk in a private chopper to Chikkamagaluru for VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

DK Shivakumar leaving for Belur Taluk in a private chopper to Chikkamagaluru for VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 SM Krishna and DK Shivakumar leave for Belur Taluk in a private chopper to Chikkamagaluru for VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

SM Krishna and DK Shivakumar leave for Belur Taluk in a private chopper to Chikkamagaluru for VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 DK Shivakumar is seen taking a private chopper to Chikkamagaluru for VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

DK Shivakumar is seen taking a private chopper to Chikkamagaluru for VG Siddhartha's last rites. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The son-in-law of former Karnataka CM and BJP leader SM Krishna, Siddhartha had gone missing on Monday evening (July 29). The business tycoon's body is said to have been found on the banks of Nethravati River, 5 km from the bridge where he had last been seen. (Image: AFP)

The son-in-law of former Karnataka CM and BJP leader SM Krishna, Siddhartha had gone missing on Monday evening (July 29). The business tycoon's body is said to have been found on the banks of Nethravati River, 5 km from the bridge where he had last been seen. (Image: AFP)

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 Teams of NDRF, Coast Guard, Home Guard, Fire Services and Coastal Police carry out a search operation for Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha who has been missing since Monday, at Mangaluru on July 30, 2019. (Image: PTI)

Teams of NDRF, Coast Guard, Home Guard, Fire Services and Coastal Police carry out a search operation for Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha who has been missing since Monday, at Mangaluru on July 30, 2019. (Image: PTI)

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 A search team with divers on the Netravati river look for any trace of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha in Mangalore, Karnataka. (Image: AFP)

A search team with divers on the Netravati river look for any trace of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha in Mangalore, Karnataka. (Image: AFP)

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 A search team with divers on the Netravati river look for any trace of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha in Mangalore, Karnataka. (Image: AFP)

A search team with divers on the Netravati river look for any trace of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha in Mangalore, Karnataka. (Image: AFP)

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 A search team with divers on the Netravati river look for any trace of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha in Mangalore, Karnataka. (Image: AFP)

A search team with divers on the Netravati river look for any trace of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha in Mangalore, Karnataka. (Image: AFP)

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"A case of Siddhartha missing since Monday (July 29) night has been filed by his driver at a local police station in Mangaluru, Search is on to trace him or his body," a police official told reporters in the port city on the west coast, about 350km from Bengaluru.

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 An employee of the Coffee Day Global Limited, the parent company of the Coffee Day Group which houses Café Coffee Day, reacts while talking to the media about the company owner VG Siddartha in Chikmagalur. (PTI)

An employee of the Coffee Day Global Limited, the parent company of the Coffee Day Group which houses Café Coffee Day, reacts while talking to the media about the company owner VG Siddartha in Chikmagalur. (PTI)

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 A security guard locks the gate of Coffee Day company after the news of sudden disappearance of its owner and founder V G Siddhartha was reported, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

A security guard locks the gate of Coffee Day company after the news of sudden disappearance of its owner and founder V G Siddhartha was reported, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Cafe Coffe Day founder VG Siddhartha. (Image: Twitter)

Cafe Coffe Day founder VG Siddhartha. (Image: Twitter)

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 File image of VG Siddhartha.

File image of VG Siddhartha.

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 Coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha, owner of the Cafe Coffee Day chain, poses for a photograph at one of his coffeeshops in Ahmedabad. (Image: AFP)

Coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha, owner of the Cafe Coffee Day chain, poses for a photograph at one of his coffeeshops in Ahmedabad. (Image: AFP)

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 VG Siddhartha, chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd, speaks during a news conference in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

VG Siddhartha, chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd, speaks during a news conference in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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