While India’s death over specialist pacer Jasprit Bumrah is busy playing the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala, a bad news has engulfed his family. His 84-year-old grandfather Santokh Singh Bumrah’s body was found in the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad just a day after his missing complaint was lodged by her daughter.
As per the media reports, Santok Singh came to the city to meet his grandson. The Vastrapur police stated that Jasprit’s aunt Rajinder Kaur Bumrah approached them after her father went missing on Friday night. According to her statement, Santokh arrived at his daughter’s residence at Sonal Apartments in Vastrapur on December 1. He wished to meet his grandson on December 5 on his birthday. Unfortunately, he couldn’t meet Jasprit. On December 8, Santokh called Jasprit’s Mother Daljit Kaur to seek permission for the meeting. After failing to meet his grandson, he called his son Balvinder Singh, who lives in Jharkhand, and told him that he was leaving to meet his deceased wife.”
A few months back, Santok Singh came into the light after it was learned that he is going through a bad phase of life. According to several media reports, Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather’s is currently residing in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar. He lives in a rented a house and drives a tempo to run his livelihood.
He used to be a businessman and later went through a huge loss. At the same time, he was burdened with loans. In order to pay his loans, he had to put his factories on sale and shut down his business. After wrapping his work in Ahmedabad, he then moved to Udham Singh Nagar in 2006. There he bought three tempos and put them into business but that didn’t go well too. Later, he sold 3 of the four tempos and now he is running that one left vehicle.