The low-profile 32-year-old stock analyst Gautam Vora was the last serious partner that 37-year-old supermodel Viveka Babajee had. Babajee who had till date been in three serious relationships was eager to settle into marital domesticity, suggest sources. She has previously dated filmmaker Rohit Jugraj and event management agency director Kartik Jobanputra.
Police claim they are yet to trace the stock analyst who is also the director of the ULJK Group, one of the oldest stock broking firms in the country (established in 1903). Vora, an alumni of prestigious institutes such as NYU and Indiana University Bloomington has been widely featured by pink papers and on business channels and is a resident of Urvashi Building on Nepeansea Road.
Director Rohit Jugraj:
The model once dated Ram Gopal Varma's assistant director Rohit Jugraj, now in his mid-thirties. Jugraj, who also directed the film James, had a physically violent streak, allege sources, and often abused Babajee. Jugraj and Babajee had announced their wedding in 2006, which was subsequently called off two years ago. Babajee was depressed after this for a long time, claim sources. Jugraj told Mid Day: "Babajee was very strong. I refuse to believe that she could have committed suicide for whatever reason." Jugraj added that he lost touch with Babajee two years ago.
"Even when we were together she knew that she could model only up to a certain age and that's why she had set up her own company. I had heard from common friends that someone had tried duping her. I have no idea about Gautam Vora," he said.
Kartik Jobanputra, Event Manager:
Babajee met Kartik Jobanputra, director, Apex Entertainment, an agency that organises lifestyle events including fashion shows. The two met through common friends at a social event in Bandra. They were in a relationship for a year. Jobanputra (aged about 35) told Sunday Mid Day that Babajee and he had mutually called off their relationship six months ago. "We had decided not to be in touch. It (Babajee's death) was a rude shock."