DK Shivakumar Daughter Marriage & Engagement Photos, Video, Images, Images, Age | Cafe Coffee Day’s Owner daughter Aishwarya Engaged with VG Siddhartha Son Amartya Hegde at SM Krishna Residence
DK Shivakumar Daughter Engagement Photos, Video, Images, Images, Age | Cafe Coffee Day’s Owner VG Siddhartha | Aishwarya Egaged Amarthya Hegde at SM Krishna Residence
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief DK Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya and Cafe Coffe Day founder late VG Siddhartha’s son, Amarthya Hegde got engaged at SM Krishna Residence, Sadashivanagar in Bengaluru on Monday.
The families wanted to keep it low key considering that it is not yet one year since the death of Amartya’s father and Cafe Coffee Day’s VG Siddhartha on July 29. The engagement will be performed sometime after this date.
The prospective alliance is between Shivakumar’s elde daughter Aishwarya, and Amartya, 26, son of Siddhartha, who had committed suicide by jumping into Netravathi river in Mangaluru in July 2019. Siddhartha was the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister and India’s external affairs minister, SM Krishna.
Siddhartha was allegedly under tremendous pressure to repay creditors amid piling debt and was surrounded by tax authorities over undisclosed income and charges of evasion.
Shivakumar has been a close aide of Krishna and friend of the family for over two decades and if the alliance does go through, it would be the second high-profile affair in the political circles of Karnataka.
Shivakumar denied to comment on any possible talks of alliance between the two families, stating it was a “personal” matter and that everything was “god’s wish”.
There were unconfirmed reports a few years ago that the talks between the two families for an alliance had fallen through.
Amartya is also the grandson of former Karnataka Chief Minister and Union External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, who is known to be a mentor of Shivakumar in his early days in politics.
Soon after Siddhartha’s death last year, Shivakumar was seen spending time with the deceased’s family. He had taken the initiative to fly Krishna and his wife in a helicopter from HAL airport in Bengaluru to Chikkamagaluru for the funeral in Chethanahalli estate.