The Hush Post: Two days after he had gone missing, the body of Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather was found in the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad. The police suspect it to be a case of suicide.The body of Santok Singh Bumrah,84, was fished out from the river on Sunday morning, the police told news agency PTI. According to the police complaint, Santok Bumrah had come to Ahmedabad from Uttarakhand on December 1 to meet Jasprit Bumrah on his birthday which fell on December 5.
It is said there is some dispute within the family. Jasprit’s grandfather enjoyed success as a businessman during the 80s and the 90s in Gujarat, having owned three factories. Santok, who was assisted by Jasprit’s father in the business, later sold the business after the death of Jasprit’s father. He then moved to Uddham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand and has been making a living by driving a tempo since he moved there from Ahmedabad.
In a hope to reconcile with his family after about 17 years, he came to Ahmedabad to meet the Indian pacer and his grandson Jasprit Bumrah but was denied permission to meet him on his birthday which disappointed the grandfather a great deal. He was not in talking terms with Jasprit’s mother and his two grandchildren after his son died a few years ago, it is said.According to the police, it appears to be a case of suicide and a probe is on. The 24-year-old Ahmedabad-born pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, was playing the ODI against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala on Sunday. He is a regular in One Day Internationals and T20s for India, and has been recently picked in the squad for Test series against South Africa beginning next month.