Ramesh Agarwal, father of Oyo Rooms founder, dies after falling from Gurugram high-rise

He fell from the 20th floor in DLF The Crest, Sector 54, Gurugram.

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Ritesh Agarwal's father Ramesh Agarwal died afetr falling from a Gurugram high rise. (File Image of Ritesh Agarwal)

Ramesh Agarwal, father of Oyo Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal, died on Friday after falling from a high-rise apartment in Gurugram, Haryana, news agency ANI reported.

He fell from the 20th floor of DLF The Crest building at Sector 54 in Gurugram.

Virender Vij, DCP East told the news agency, “Ramesh Agarwal (father of Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal) died after falling off the 20th floor in DLF The Crest, Sector 54, Gurugram. Inquest report u/s 174 CrPC carried out.”

He added that a police team has visited the place of the incident, and the body’s post-mortem has been completed.

The body has been handed over to the family, the cop said.

The incident took place at 1 PM today, the DCP said, as quoted by Business Today.

In a statement, Ritesh said, “With a heavy heart, my family and I, would like to share that our guiding light and strength, my father, Ramesh Agarwal passed away on March 10. He lived a full life and inspired me and so many of us, every single day. His death is a tremendous loss for our family. My father’s compassion and warmth saw us through our toughest times and carried us forward. His words will resonate deep in our hearts. We request everyone to respect our privacy in this time of grief.”

The incident comes three days after the marriage of Ritesh, who tied the knot with Geetansha Sood on March 7. The wedding reception took place at the Taj Palace in New Delhi, which was attended Softbank Group founder Masayoshi Son and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, among others.

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First published on: 10-03-2023 at 18:18 IST
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