CCD Founder VG Siddhartha's Father Passes Away

CCD Founder VG Siddhartha's Father Passes Away

Yet another tragedy in Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha's family. Exactly 26 days after Siddhartha's tragic demise, his father Gangaiah Hegde breathed his last on Sunday at a hospital in Mysore. Gangaiah Hegde was 95. Gangaiah was undergoing treatment for age-related illness for the last one month.

Incidentally, Gangaiah Hegde was not even aware of his son's tragic demise. Before he committed suicide, VG Siddhartha reportedly paid one last visit to his ailing father at the hospital and broke into tears. Gangaiah Hegde's funeral rites will be performed in his native village on Monday.

Gangaiah Hegde carried on his family's 130-year-old coffee business and started out as a coffee planter at an estate in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. He later became a successful businessman. Gangaiah was a great inspiration to VG Siddhartha, who revolutionised the Indian coffee shop scene by launching the Cafe Coffee Day chain.