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VG Siddarth cremated beside ancestral house

VG Siddarth, founder of Cafe Coffee Day(CCD), was cremated this evening besides his ancestral home at the Chetanahalli coffee estate in Mudigere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district. Amartya, eldest son of the departed businessman lit the pyre and the funeral rites took place in accordance to the Vokkaliga rituals. Ishan, second son assisted his elder brother in the final rites. Sandalwood, mango, jackfruit tree wood was made use of for the funeral. Before the final adieu, the body was placed at the premises of ABC company at Chikkamagaluru for the general public to pay their obeisance to the departed industrialist. SM Krishna, former Union Minister and father in law, Prema Krishna, mother in law, Malavika, wife and family members paid their last respects. They were later followed BS Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister, HD Kumaraswamy, former chief minister and a host of political leaders places wreaths on the coffin of the deceased. -Manohar Yadavatti

VG Siddarth: Once a ray of hope to coffee growers who were on the brink of disaster​

VG Siddarth was an iconic figure during his lifetime for multiple reasons apart from being a ray of hope and inspiration for many a Coffee grower who was on the brink of disaster due to falling prices of the crop in the international market. Thanks to his dream concept of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), many a coffee grower had a big sigh of relief for their produce. It was a period of the early Nineties when the coffee growers of the state were literally on the crossroads.Cafe Coffee Day, within a short span of its launch, not only witnessed a meteoric rise but developed into a global brand in a time frame unheard of till then. From a typical middle-class coffee grower's family, VG Siddarth plunged into a business venture by borrowing a handful of lakhs from his father.This small amount of seed money was enough for the once small-time coffee grower to develop into a big entrepreneur running a huge business to the tune of a few thousand crores.He also had a