March 16, 2020 9:25 am
The disappearance of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha, 59, last year stunned India’s business community. He had last been seen telling his driver he was going for a walk; his body was found by fishermen two days later.
August 26, 2019 12:01 pm
According to police sources, water was found in Siddhartha's lungs and his death was due to drowning.
August 15, 2019 4:42 am
The sale of the 90-acre technology park in Bengaluru will help the company reduce its debt burden
August 04, 2019 6:51 pm
VG Siddhartha's CCD brand carried the tagline ‘A lot can happen over coffee’. And for V G Siddhartha, it did. How then did the 21-yr-old heir of a fortune who decided to carve own path, gave India its first coffee chain, was among the first to spot the IT trend, cashed in on Bengaluru’s real estate boom, and moved among the powers and shakers, end up as a 60-yr-old broken man on a bridge? The Indian Express on the life and death of India’s coffee king
September 10, 2019 9:32 am
VG Siddhartha's death highlights the extreme stress and emotional distress entrepreneurs can be under. "No matter how glitzy and successful your life appears to the outside world, it's a lonely place at the top."
August 02, 2019 3:47 am
Siddhartha’s family has been running coffee plantations for more than 140 years in Malnad region. He was the only son of Gangaiah Hegde, a freedom fighter, and Vasanthi.
August 01, 2019 7:42 pm
"Business failures in this country should not be tabooed, or looked down. On the contrary, we should give an honourable exit or resolution to the problem in letter and spirit of the IBC," she said referring to the CCD founder's demise.
August 01, 2019 1:19 pm
At the time, stricken by young love and rejection, little did we realise the impact that VG Siddhartha — CCD’s founder and owner — would have on the young.
August 01, 2019 4:57 am
The body of Siddhartha, who was the son-in-law of former External Affairs Minister and former Karnataka Chief minister S M Krishna, was found on the banks of Nethravathi river near Mangaluru at 4.30 am on Wednesday.
August 01, 2019 4:41 am
Siddhartha’s body was taken to Wenlock Hospital in Mangalore for a post mortem and was later transported to his native Chattanahalli village in the coffee district of Chikamagalur for the last rites.