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Bumrah's grandfather's body found in Sabarmati river

10 Dec 2017 | By Rodney Dsouza
Bumrah's grandfather found dead

Santokh Singh Bumrah, the 84-year-old grandfather of Indian pacer Jasprit Singh Bumrah, was found dead on Sunday. The senior citizen's body was fished out from Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad.

Santokh had come to Ahmedabad to meet his grandson and was reportedly missing since Friday afternoon. His family members had filed a missing report with the Vastrapur police.

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Santokh's daughter, Rajinder Kaur, has alleged that Jasprit's mother, Daljit Kaur, had a conversation with Santok but refused to let him meet or speak to his grandson.

Rajinder even alleges that she didn't even give the 84-year-old Bumrah's phone number.

This is why, dejected Santokh left for Ahmedabad with the hope of meeting his cricketer grandson.

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Santokh Singh Bumrah, who hailed from Uttarakhand, was an auto driver by profession. But that was not the case a few years ago.

He was a successful businessman till his son, Jasprit's father, was alive.

After his son passed away, the business began to fall and he had to resort to driving an auto rickshaw for a living.

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Santokh has not seen his grandson for the last 17 years and wanted to meet him after seeing him on television.

He was keen on meeting the Indian pacer on December 6th, Jasprit's birthday.

However, after Jasprit's mother refused to let him meet his grandson, he called his son Balvinder Singh and told him he was leaving to meet his deceased wife.