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19:10 (IST)

VG Siddhartha’s mortal remains consigned to flames

VG Siddhartha has been cremated at his ancestral village in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru.

18:54 (IST)

VG Siddhartha’s body being brought near pyre

Hundreds of people are present in the Chethanahalli coffee estate as the last rites are being performed.

18:02 (IST)

Siddhartha’s mortal remains reach Chethanahalli estate

The last rites of the Cafe Coffee Day founder are expected to be held at 6.30 pm at the coffee estate in Chethanahalli.

17:45 (IST)

India Inc remembers Siddhartha on Twitter

Industry captains paid rich tributes to VG Siddhartha, remembering his entrepreneurial spirit and humble nature but also cautioned entrepreneurs not to let failures destroy their self-esteem.

Industry leaders such as Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon, automobile czar Anand Mahindra, Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Sachin Bansal of Ola and IT honcho C P Rupani remembered Siddhartha as a “humble and soft speaking” man.

I had known #VGSiddhartha personally and was always amazed at his energy and positivity. Distressed by his disappearance. He has been an inspiring entrepreneur and investor.— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) July 30, 2019 😞 saddened beyond words. https://t.co/4N935t9OSs— Vijay Shekhar (@vijayshekhar) July 31, 2019 Very sad day , salute his entrepreunership ..some of us were daydreaming that he may not have jumped off the bridge …wish he had stayed alive to fight . My heart goes out to his family. May his soul RIP. https://t.co/ThU8hwzi3s— CP Gurnani (@C_P_Gurnani) July 31, 2019 Cafe Coffee Day Owner’s Body Found By River 2 Days After He Went Missing – My deepest condolences to ⁦VG Siddhartha’s widow Malavika and his sons and to Shri & Smt SM Krishna and family. RIP https://t.co/DvP410pxTT— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) July 31, 2019

17:00 (IST)

VG Siddhartha’s mortal remains being taken to his estate for last rites

VG Siddhartha’s mortal remains are being taken to his native place, Chethanahalli. The final rites will be conducted at 6.30 pm at his estate.

16:41 (IST)

Committed to Siddhartha’s vision, says CCD

Today we remember the legend that inspired us all. Thank you Chairman VG Siddhartha for your vision, leadership and the great legacy. pic.twitter.com/tYMiglgofe— Cafe Coffee Day (@CafeCoffeeDay) July 31, 2019

16:33 (IST)

‘Siddhartha wasn’t ordinary, I pray for his family’: BSY

After paying his tribute in Chikkamagaluru, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, “He was big business and owned one of the biggest coffee companies in the world. I pray the family gets the strength to overcome this particular hardship. He wasn’t an ordinary person. This shouldn’t have happened but it seemed that he took this decision (of committing suicide). I still can’t believe this has happened. I continue to pray for his family.”

16:27 (IST)

BSY arrives to pay tribute to VG Siddhartha

Karnataka: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa arrives at Chikkamagaluru, for the last rites ceremony of son-in-law of Former Union Minister SM Krishna and founder&owner Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddharatha. pic.twitter.com/224jJZN4Nw— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2019

16:16 (IST)

Hundreads at ABC office to pay respects

Hundreds gather at Amalgamated Bean Coffee (ABC) company office premises in Chikkamagaluru to pay respect to VG Siddhartha.

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