Thousands bid farewell to CCD's Siddhartha at his cremation in Chikkamagaluru

The body of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V.G. Sid... more

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel carry the body of missing Indian coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha from the banks of Netravati river towards an ambulance after local fishermen found it floating in the coastal city of Mangalore in the southern state of Karnataka on July 31, 2019. (AFP)
1/6National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel carry the body of missing Indian coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha from the banks of Netravati river towards an ambulance after local fishermen found it floating in the coastal city of Mangalore in the southern state of Karnataka on July 31, 2019. (AFP)
The body of Indian coffee baron V.G. Siddhartha is transported into an ambulance from the district Wenlock hospital after a post-mortem autopsy in Mangalore on July 31, 2019, before being brought to his hometown Chikkamagaluru for last rites. (AFP)
2/6The body of Indian coffee baron V.G. Siddhartha is transported into an ambulance from the district Wenlock hospital after a post-mortem autopsy in Mangalore on July 31, 2019, before being brought to his hometown Chikkamagaluru for last rites. (AFP)
The coffee estate is 150 km from Mangaluru and 250 km northwest of Bengaluru in the biodiverse Western Ghats of the state. The body was taken to the Coffee Day Global Enterprises office in Chikkamgaluru town on way to the village. (Nidheesh M.K)
3/6The coffee estate is 150 km from Mangaluru and 250 km northwest of Bengaluru in the biodiverse Western Ghats of the state. The body was taken to the Coffee Day Global Enterprises office in Chikkamgaluru town on way to the village. (Nidheesh M.K)
Former Union Minister SM Krishna arrives for the last rites ceremony of his son-in-law and founder & owner Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddharatha in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday. (ANI)
4/6Former Union Minister SM Krishna arrives for the last rites ceremony of his son-in-law and founder & owner Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddharatha in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday. (ANI)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha (PTI)
5/6Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa pays his last respects to the mortal remains of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha (PTI)
Nearly the entire village walked up to see his body, kept at his company (Amalgamated Bean Coffee) office, for one last time Wednesday afternoon. The queue of people trudging up to the decorated pandal was a mix of the whole Kannada society— coffee estate workers, poets and swamis, (Nidheesh M.K.)
6/6Nearly the entire village walked up to see his body, kept at his company (Amalgamated Bean Coffee) office, for one last time Wednesday afternoon. The queue of people trudging up to the decorated pandal was a mix of the whole Kannada society— coffee estate workers, poets and swamis, (Nidheesh M.K.)
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