OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal’s father dies after falling from a building in Gurugram

The founder of Indian hospitality startup Oyo Rooms, Ritesh Agarwal’s father Ramesh Agarwal died after falling from a high-rise building in Haryana’s Gurugram. While his wife, son and daughter-in-law were inside the flat, Ramesh Agarwal fell from 20th floor flat in a posh society.

“A team along with SHO sector 53 visited the place of occurrence. During inspection of the place, the person was identified as Ramesh Parsad Agarwal. Ramesh was brought dead to the hospital. After taking the statement of the son of the deceased, Aashish Agarwal, an inquest under Section 174 CrPC has been carried out. The post-mortem was conducted and the body was handed over to the family,” a senior officer said.

The city police have started investigating the case and would soon issue a statement. Sadly, the tragic incident took place three days after his son Ritesh Agarwal got married to Geetansha Sood.

“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 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,” said Ritesh Agarwal in a statement.