Sawarmal Bhimsaria in an old photo.
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Kolkata: A leading businessman of Kolkata has been found dead in a private club that he used to visit every day.

The deceased businessman, in his seventies, was the director of two private limited companies engaged in share trading and real-estate development.

Police say that Sawarmal Bhimsaria left his home at Tarachand Dutta Street at Kolutola in north Kolkata early in the morning for routine exercise at the private Hindustan Club at Sarat Bose Road in south Kolkata.

On arriving at the club, he interacted with the security guards briefly and then went up in the building for exercise. A little later, the guards heard a thud from the backside of the club building.

They rushed to the source of the sound and found Bhimsaria lying unconscious at the entrance to the basement parking lot. He was bleeding.

The guards, with the help of other members, rushed him to SSKM Hospital where doctors declared Bhimsaria dead on arrival.

A team from Ballygunge police station later found the trader’s mobile phone, a visiting card, and a hand-scribbled chit on the 9th floor of the club building.

Police say that prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide and the chit that has been found indicates at depression caused by the turmoil in business.

Both Ballygunge police station and the homicide branch from Lalbazar are jointly probing the case. The chit has been sent to handwriting experts to ascertain whether Bhimsaria actually scribbled it.

Investigators are also checking his mobile call records to find out who did he speak to in the last 24-hours before his aberrant death.