But, why should the death of a very old and long forgotten IAS officer matter so much? The reason is Nadella Yugandhar is the father of Microsoft Inc CEO Satya Nadella. So, there was unusual interest in covering Yugandharâ€™s last rites. But, Satya Nadella came, attended his father's cremation, performed the last rites and quietly left for the US. The VIPs too were not encouraged to meet him.
Yugandhar had lifelong friendship with another senior IAS officer Venugopal. In fact, both served PV Narasimha Rao together. Satya Nadella's wife is Venugopal's daughter. Despite working in such high profile places, both Yugandhar and Venugopal chose a life of simplicity sans publicity.