Chikkamagaluru: Gangaiah Hegde, father of CCD founder Siddhartha, passes away

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Chikkamagaluru, Aug 25: Gangaiah Hegde, father of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V G Siddhartha Hegde, died in a private hospital on Sunday, August 25. 

He was 96. 

Gangaiah Hegde was hospitalized much before Siddhartha killed himself by jumping off from the Netravati bridge at Mangaluru on July 31. 

Siddhartha had met his father in the hospital before he went to Mangaluru and ended his life. The death of Siddhartha Hegde was not conveyed to his father till the end. 

Gangaiah Hegde with family

Last meeting of father and son

Gangaiah Hegde, who was a coffee planter, was known as a benevolent man who cared for the well being of his employees. He was the one who mentored Siddhartha and lent money to him to found the CCD business empire.  


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  • Vasu, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Feel very sad to see the picture of Father and Son last meeting. It makes emotional to anyone. May their soul rest in peace.

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    The picture of last meeting between father and son is heart-touching. While the father is on his death-bed, the son is thinking of ending his life that would come soon. One can see deep sorrow on Siddhartha's face. I feel very sorry for him as he could not face the situation and chose to end his life. May their souls rest in peace.

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  • Lenson, Udupi/Africa

    Sun, Aug 25 2019


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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    A wonderful family. they should look at Siddhartha as a great soul who achieved great heights but remained humble.

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  • Geralyn Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Deeply moved. May his dear soul Rest in the Lord.

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  • Thomas Fernandes, Pune

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    May his soul rest in peace.
    Condolences to his family.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    RIP Sir. You and your son have done good Karma on the earth..Definitely you will attain Moksha..
    Your benevolent deeds towards Kuvempu memorial will always be etched in the memory of scores of Kannada lovers like me.
    Om Shanti

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Abdul...we do not have any right to judge others and declare moksha to them. Let it be handled up above itself as available a separate department for same. We can go on do our deeds on this earth. Way of viewing deeds is upto concerned to departmental heads who call meeting for same..where in good and bad is waived...according to there fixed norms.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Nitin, what's wrong in praying god to give someone moksha? Its a good act....all should respect dead and highlight the good work they have done and not always mention negetive things....Om Shanthi 🙏

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Sanjay...In God's Kingdom there is nothing like short-cut to end life by one self. Everybody wants to complete cycle which provided to each souls. There are many patients in hospitals are suffering from dreaded diseases..still they struggle blaming only on there fate. Person who choosen short cut wants to re-start from the beginning in next birth. Where is the question arises of moksha to these people..??
    No one can obtain moksha until and unless he prove good in all respects in higher level after going through cycle of life with re-births.

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  • Ahmed, KSA

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Dear Abdul,
    I doubt u r a Muslim speaking about karma and Moksha.
    what is Om Shanthi means???

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Abdul Ahmed...I have doubt for unnatural death will get moksha either suicide or jehad suicide.

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  • Keith royston dsilva, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Nothing wrong here really. How we say for the soul to rest in peace, similarly in Hindi Om Shanti..

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Jesus on why to teach Life after death.

    Message to Valentina, Sydney.

    8 May 2019

    OUR LORD: “Valentina My Child, I come to tell you that humanity is reaching a point of self-destruction. No one believes in God anymore. Only a small majority do. The rest of the world lives carelessly from day to day, planning how much money they will make, becoming greedier and greedier, and committing sin and living in sin.”

    He said, “Never before in the history of mankind has it been so bad, as it is now in the present time. I myself am breaking in two from sorrow. You saw Purgatory how full it is and how overcrowded it is.”

    “Many are dying with no knowledge of God. These people are not bad. I cannot throw them into Hell. I feel compassion towards them, because there is nobody to teach them about life after death. I blame Churches and My Shepherds for not telling people the Truth.”

    “But let me remind you! Heaven, Hell and Purgatory exist!”

    “Why don’t they teach people? They don’t tell them the Truth because that would offend them!”

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    In last meeting siddarth with father looks more of disturbed and not in good senses. His father looks like lead a sincere life throughout following good principle. Death of siddarth is become big blow to his father in law. We do not know what destiny demand. Some times one's death broke others.

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