Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found dead in Sabarmati river

Santokh Singh, who drove an auto rickshaw for a living, wanted to meet Bumrah ahead of his birthday on December 6 but his wish remained unfulfilled.

It has been learnt that the family didn't allow Santokh Singh to meet or talk to Jasprit Bumrah (in pic).   -  RAJEEV BHATT

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather, Santokh Singh, was found dead by the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services on the banks of Sabarmati river on Sunday.

According to a report in an English daily, the 84-year-old left home on Friday to meet his grandson and never returned. An FIR was filed by the family members at the Vastrapur police station.

It has also been learnt that the family kept Santokh away from his grandson. He wasn’t allowed to meet or talk to him.

Santokh had turned up at his daughter’s residence on December 1 to meet Jasprit ahead of his birthday on December 6, but his wish remained unfulfilled. Later, on December 8, he called up his son Balvinder Singh to inform that he was leaving to meet his deceased wife.

“"When we went to meet Jasprit's mother Daljit Kaur at a city school where she is a teacher, she refused to allow my father any contact with Jasprit. She even refused to share her son's phone number so that father could talk to him. My father was grief-stricken by this. He left home on Friday afternoon and never returned,” Santokh’s daughter Rajinder was quoted as saying.

Santokh, who drove an auto rickshaw for a living, was once a successful businessman.

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