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Oyo Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal’s father dies after falling off high-rise building within a week of son’s wedding

Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal

New Delhi: Oyo Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal’s father Ramesh Agarwal died today after falling from the 20th floor of a high-rise residential building in Gurugram in the national capital region, according to the local police.

They received information from DLF security at around 1 pm that a person had fallen from the 20th floor of DLF’s The Crest society in sector 54, Gurugram.

“He was taken to Paras Hospital for treatment. A team along with SHO sector 53 visited the place of occurrence. During inspection of place of occurrence, the fallen person was identified as Ramesh Parsad Agarwal. He was brought dead to Paras Hospital,” police said.

The DCP, Gurugram East, said, “He fell from his apartment’s balcony and at the time of his death, his wife, son Ritesh Agarwal and his (newly-wed) wife were at the apartment. No suicide note was found. There has been no complaint from the family over the circumstances of the death.”

His body was handed over to the family after the post-mortem.

Ramesh Agarwal death comes just three days after he attended his 29-year-old entrepreneur son’s high-profile marriage reception at the five-star Taj Palace hotel in Delhi on March 7.

Japanese billionaire and SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son, who is also one of the investors in Oyo Rooms had also come to attend the wedding.

Ritesh Agarwal, in a statement, requested “everyone to respect our privacy in this time of grief”.

“With a heavy heart, my family and I would like to share that our guiding light and strength, my father, Shri Ramesh Agarwal, passed away on 10 March. 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,” Ritesh Agarwal said.