Chennai: “I am deeply shocked and hurt by the demise of former Chief Minister S M Krishna’s son-in-law and Cafe Coffee Day founder Siddhartha. May God give strength to his family and may his soul rest in piece. Om shanti,” Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said in a tweet in Kannada.
Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda also took to Twitter to express his condolences. “I am shocked by the demise of V G Siddhartha. He was a very simple man. I knew him for the past 35 years. He had paved way for jobs for thousands of people. The government should properly investigate the cause of his tragic death,” he wrote in Kannada.