Billionaire NRI Dadi Balsara found dead in his Taj room


June 20, 2014

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One of the richest NRIs from Singapore, 71-year-old Dadi Balsara, who had been living in a suite of Taj Mansingh Hotel, died late Wednesday. Prima facie, it appears that he had suffered cardiac arrest, though the Delhi Police has kept the body for the postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.

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The police have started investigation under Section 174 CrPc (investigation carried on when there is doubt regarding the cause of death) and informed his brother, Aspi Balsara, a Jamshedpur-based cardiologist.

According to police, Taj Mansingh Hotel room number 901 was the residential address of Balsara since 1983. “When the police scanned Balsara’s documents, including passport and driving licence, it came to the fore that his official address was room number 901, ninth floor, Taj Mansingh Hotel,” a police officer said, adding that he was staying along with his caretaker, Kuldeep, who was appointed by Max hospital, Saket.

Investigation has revealed that following the directions of doctors, Balsara stopped taking proper meals for the last seven days and was only consuming salad along with coconut water. He had not eaten any food for the last seven days. “He finished his dinner around 8.10 pm and then went inside his room.

Around 9.30 pm, Kuldeep gave him foot massage and he then came outside the bedroom of the victim,” the officer added.

In his statement before the investigator, Kuldeep told the police that around 2 am, Balsara woke up and complained of chest pain. Kuldeep immediately informed the hotel staff and Balsara was taken to Moolchand Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival by doctors. Later, the hospital administration informed the Defence Colony police station of South Delhi who in turn informed the police personnel of Tughlak Road police station.

“After receiving the call, the room number 901 was sealed and the crime investigation team visited the spot,” a senior police officer said.

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