New Delhi: Team India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather Santokh Singh Bumrah was found dead in Ahmedabad on Sunday (December 10). The dead body of the 84-year old was found by Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) in the Sabarmati river, situated between Gandhi Bridge and Dadhichi Bridge.Also Read - IPL Retention 2022: Full List of Players Retained By Franchises Ahead of IPL Mega Auction;
According to reports, Singh, who had gone to Ahmedabad to meet the cricketer, was missing since Friday afternoon and the FIR of the same was filed at the Vastrapur police station by his daughter Rajinder Kaur Bumrah, who alleged that cricketer’s family refused Santokh from meeting or talking to him. Also Read - Gujarat Extends Night Curfew in Eight Cities Till December 10 Amid Omicron Threat | Complete List Here
“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. Also Read - No Hardik Pandya; Irfan Pathan Reckons Mumbai Indians Should Retain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard And Ishan Kishan
“She [Bumrah’s mother] 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,” Ahmedabad Mirror quoted Rajinder as saying.
According to the police, Santokh Singh who was currently an autorickshaw driver in Kiccha village of Uttarakhand was once a very successful businessman. “However, after the death of Jasprit’s dad, the businesses allegedly went downhill and Santokh sold off the business and settled in Uttarakhand.” Sources added that Santokh had seen Jasprit on television and had wanted to meet his grandson who is a national cricketer.
Meanwhile, when Mirror contacted Daljit Kaur, she said, “I do not wish to talk on this matter.” Also, it is yet to be known if Jasprit is aware of his grandfather’s death as the pacer is playing in the ODI against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala.