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Siddhartha’s mortal remains to be kept at Chikkamagalur for paying tributes
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Siddhartha’s mortal remains to be kept at Chikkamagalur for paying tributes

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Bengaluru, Jul 31: CCD founder VG Siddhartha’s body will be kept for two hours at his native town Chikkamagalur for public display on Wednesday to pay last tributes.

Mortal remains will be kept for public to pay their last respects between 2 PM to 4.30 PM. His final rights will be held in Chikkenahalli village in Ramanagara district of Karnataka.

Earlier, CCD founder VG Siddhartha's body has been taken from Wenlock District Hospital to his native town Chikkamagalur. The body of Founder-Chairman of the country's largest chain of coffee shops, Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddartha, who went missing on Monday night, was found floating on the shores of Netravati river near Mangluru at 4.30 am on Wednesday.

According to Mangluru Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil, the body has been sent to Wenlock Hospital for post-mortem, while the family of the deceased has been informed. Mr Patil said more than 200 personnel of the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and expert divers conducted the search operation, to recover the body.

Besides, the Indian Air Force helicopters were also engaged in the search operation, which lasted for more than 36 hours, he added. Reports said the body was recovered around five km from Ullal, where Siddartha was last seen by his driver. UNI