Body of Jasprit Bumrah's grandfather found a day after he went missing

Body of Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found a day after he went missing

He was in Ahmedabad to meet his grandson on his birthday.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah and his grandfather Santok Singh Bumrah. (Photo Source: Indian Express)

Santokh Singh, the grandfather of Jasprit Bumrah, passed away in Ahmedabad after the reports of him going missing broke through a day before. Santokh’s daughter had lodged his missing report on Saturday. Bumrah is currently playing in the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Dharamsala. However, the news though would come as a shock for the cricketer who has recently earned his maiden call-up to the Test squad of India for the tour of South Africa.

Santokh was an auto driver by profession in Uttrakhand who was a businessman until his son passed away. Since the demise of Bumrah’s father, their business went downhill completely and he was forced to resort to driving an auto rickshaw. He was aged 84 and was in Ahmedabad to meet his grandson but was refused to meet him by Jasprit’s mother according to the reports.

Complaint of missing

According to the reports in Ahmedabad Mirror, Santokh Singh was in Ahmedabad to meet Jasprit Bumrah on his birthday on December 5. But he was not allowed to meet him and was dejected according to his daughter Rajinder Kaur Bumrah. The complaint of him missing was lodged at Vastrapur Police Station which also stated that Santokh had called his other son and informed him that he was going to meet his deceased wife.

““He expressed a wish to meet his grandson on his birthday on December 5. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to meet Jasprit. On December 8, Santokh called his son Balvinder Singh, who lives in Jharkhand, and told him that he was leaving to meet his deceased wife. However, after the death of Jasprit’s dad, the businesses allegedly went downhill and Santokh sold off the business and settled in Uttarakhand,” the complaint stated. Rajinder also alleged that the mother of the cricketer refused Santokh from meeting her son.

“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,” she was quoted as saying by Mirror on Saturday.