Siddhartha's last rites to take place at his father's estate in Belur

VG Siddhartha, a coffee entrepreneur, partly owns Cafe Coffee Day. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 31, 2019, 11.01 AM (IST)

The last rites of Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha, whose body was found on the banks of Netravati River near Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru on Wednesday morning, will take place at his father`s estate in Belur, news agency ANI reported quoting a close aide and Sringeri MLA T D Rajegowda. 

"The family members have all decided that cremation will take place at his father`s estate in Belur Taluk," Rajegowda was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, condolence messages have started pouring in from political leaders across party lines. 

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa expressed shock and paid heartfelt condolences on his death."My heart goes with the bereaved family and may God rest his soul in peace," said BS Yediyurappa in a message.

Praising Siddhartha`s contribution to Karnataka and India through his entrepreneurship, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Congress leader Siddaramaiah tweeted, "Very sad to know about the unfortunate death of Shri. V G Siddhartha. His contribution to Karnataka & India through his entrepreneurship shall be an example & always be remembered. My deepest condolences to Shri. S M Krishna and family members & well-wishers of Siddhartha".

The police found the missing coffee tycoon's body following a coordinated search operation involving multiple agencies on the banks of Netravati River near Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru.

The 58-year-old businessman is the son-in-law of former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna went missing on Monday evening from Mangaluru.

Siddhartha was spotted last on Monday evening at the Netravati Bridge where he had gone for a stroll, Commissioner of Police, Mangalore, Sandeep Patil said.

(With inputs from ANI)

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The police found the missing coffee tycoon's body following a coordinated search operation involving multiple agencies on the banks of Netravati River near Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru.