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V G Siddhartha disappearance: Friends, peers and family in a state of shock

Politicians cutting across party lines, including Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, came to offer moral support

An employee of the Coffee Day Global reacts while talking to the media about the company owner V G Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur, on Tuesday | Photo: PTI
An employee of the Coffee Day Global reacts while talking to the media about the company owner V G Siddhartha, in Chikmagalur, on Tuesday | Photo: PTI

The sudden disappearance of Café Coffee Day (CCD) founder V G Siddhartha has left everyone — business peers to employees to family — in a state of shock. It is now being speculated that he might have committed suicide because of financial stress. The businessman, who lived in Bengaluru, went to Kotekar in Mangaluru, a distance of about 350 km on Monday evening. Around 7 pm, he stopped his car at a bridge over the Netravati river on the outskirts of the town, and asked his driver to come back after a while. When the driver returned, he could not find Siddhartha. He ...