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Body of Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found in Sabarmati River

SNS | New Delhi |

At a time when Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was battling to defend India’s low-total in a Dharamshala, somewhere else on the earth his grandfather Santokh Singh Bumrah’s body was recovered from a river.

The body of Bumrah’s grandfather was found floating in Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad on Sunday, a day after his daughter lodged a missing complaint.

Santokh, 84, was living his life in misery. He was managing his expenses by driving auto-rickshaw in Uttarakhand.

Once a successful businessman, Santokh’s financial condition weakened miserably after the demise of his son — Jasprit’s father. Following the death of Jasprit’s father, the cricketer’s mother got separated from her in-laws and settled in Gujarat.

According to local media, Santokh was in Ahmedabad to meet his grandson.

The deceased’s daughter has alleged that Santokh spoke to Jasprit’s mother Daljit Kaur on phone, who refused to let him speak to Jasprit.

After a few failed attempts, Santokh left home with a determination to meet his grandson.

Currently, the fast bowler is in Dharamshala, where India lost the first ODI by seven wickets.