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Owner of Saravana Bhavan chain of hotels Rajagopal dies


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New Delhi, Jul 18: Rajagopal (72), founder of the well-known chain of vegetarian, south Indian style hotels, Saravana Bhavan, who was sentenced for life for getting one of his employees murdered, died of cardiac arrest at Vijaya Hospital in the city of Chennai on Thursday, July 18. 

Rajagopal had surrendered to the police after the Supreme Court rejected his appeal requesting for more time to go to the prison citing his health condition.

Kapil Sibal had argued in the court for Rajagopal and said that he is not well and should be excused from surrendering to the police immediately after the court order. However, justice Ramana had denied the request by Sibal and had questioned as to why his client did not bring this to the notice of the court while the hearing of the case was in progress.

The Supreme Court upheld the life sentence given to Rajagopal by the lower court in the month of March 2019 for the murder of Prince Santhakumar, an employee of his hotel. Rajagopal wanted to marry the wife of Santhakumar as per the directions of an astrologer, who said that he will prosper more if he marries the said lady.

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  • NN, NN

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Reminds me of CM Jayalalitha surprisingly passed away a few days before SC judgement upholding her conviction.

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    I had a Tamil Vegetarian lunch at Saravana Bhavan, Salmiah Branch for the first time, which is located very near to ma residence.

    I took a picture of the meal that was served on a round. cut Banana Leaf, placed inside a round Stainless Steel Thali, which is also a first time for me!!!

    It's well decorated, clean and quiet dining place too.

    My friend used to tell me about Saravana Bhavan since long time.

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    I regret to know, such a successful person had to lose his name and life by giving in to the advice of people with evil intentions.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    The astrologer may be forgotten to tell him that he will get jail.....and he will die without ?carrying his employees wife......
    Now his business is more prosper in the hell...

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  • NN, NN

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    He was very successful man but failed to overcome the evil.

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  • Richard, India.

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    This death looks similar to the death of millionaire Biscuit Raja who died shortly after his arrest some years ago. Millionaires , when arrested become easy target of extortionists both from the other prisoners and could be even from among jail authorities. Sad.... Was it a real heart attack or was it induced ? The truth will never come out.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    He left name game wealth and defame.Alone he came with empty hand and left with empty hand.may his soul rest in peace

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    As if his wealth and game he had was not enough, his greed for more ultimately made him do this gory crime and his own nemesis!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    ...if a calf is taken away from mother and mixed with 1000s of calfs, even then mother cow knows its baby...likewise a person committed sin will be traced by Karmaphala even if he hides anywhere in the world

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Astrologer says kill some one to marry some one and he followed the same ,what a end to this owner of the large chain hotel owner, undu maatha boda lifedu.

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  • Ajith Dcosta, Kundapura

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Supreme Judgement is superior to all,
    May his soul rest in heavenly peace.

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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    As you sow so shall you reap. Good riddance.

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  • vnayak, Mangalore/Switzerland

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    The success story of the guy from DK who created the vast chain of Sagar Ratna and Ocean Pearl is quite similar - from rags to riches and fantastic vegetarian food. Hope he does not meet this Astrologer....!!

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  • GIBBS, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Had he remembered the path he walked to the success, he would not have seen this fate.
    Arrogance and Greed leads one to the path of destruction.

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  • DHANALAXMI VAN, BAJPE

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    "Thou shalt not commit adultery"

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    One is responsible for oneself...

    Messages to Maria Julianna of Hungary – 17/18/28 April 2018

    17 April 2018

    ...
    “Dear children! Understand that if you want to be saved, you must wait for your Lord as vigilant virgins. You cannot hide from Me. All your thoughts, words, actions have been recorded before you face Me. When Eve and Adam sinned, they hid themselves, but they did not know I had seen them. When Cain killed Abel, he also hid himself, but I saw and called him. Even those who live in sin try to hide from Me, but eventually they all come to light and give Me an account of their lives, because every person at the end of life has a separate judgment. They are not responsible for the mistakes of others, but are for their wrongdoings ― one is responsible for oneself ― and I will only judge his or her life and actions.”

    “Those who take my doctrine and turn it to action will be very happy at the Great Warning, which won’t wait long for you. They will see the good things they have done and their good example of life.”

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Supersaturated people are still exists in the world. Believing astrologer he killed one human to further gain prosperity? What he has taken now? One piece of white cloth? Justice is delayed, He died natural way. Should have enjoyed Indian prison life.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Get hold of that astrologer who couldn't predict the end and send him to the place which he deserves. Greed and arrogance of money power does not help always.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Justice was delayed in this case...the guilty could not he made to serve the jail sentence due to money power....he died a natural death is a slap on the face of judiciary.

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Rest in Peace Late Rajagopal.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Killer can never rest in peace .

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    What punishment was given to the astrologer?

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  • Patrick L. Lewis, Thonse-Kallianpur/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Good Question - Yes Astrologer also to be punished.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    If a Astrologer will tells to fall in a well, will he? One should have common sense in life.

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    All looters and murderers have one common lawyer.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Your point to be noted your honour .... this same kalwe Lawyer fighting cases of all the fraudsters and scamsters in the country .... But Harish Salve fighting for Kulbhushan Jadhav at the ICJ ....

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Probably he would have exonerated..., had he joined the power fool political party...!!!!

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  • George, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Worried about that astrologer and the similar astrologers who give advice of these kinds, which eventually results in the murder and killings.
    Besides, a man with simple common sense would not have taken this advice and acted in a brutal way.
    Now the two precious lives are lost leaving mental tortures to both the families.
    Need better court of laws, justice dealyed is justice denied.
    May God forgive the unforgivable crime committed by Mr. Rajagopal.
    Also, give eternal rest to the soul of Prince Shantakumar, who was murdered by Rajagopal.
    Let these incidents never occur in anyone's lives.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Good Riddance for what he has done.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    KARMA......never leaves anyone!!! if he will reborn, he will born as dirty animal... because of his crime

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    RIP Mr. Rajagopal.

    Fortunate that he did not die in custody. Saved a lot of hassles to police/legal dept.

    A lesson to all arrogant rich barons. Money and power does not accompany us to grave/funeral pyre. We carry our humility as virtue.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore /Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    good message, and this is to everyone - rich or poor. people remember the good and bad you did and not what kind of wealth you accumulated.

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