Infosys techie Raghvendran Ganesan confirmed dead in Brussels attack


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday confirmed that the missing Infosys employee in Brussels had died in the suicide attack.

Raghvendran Ganesan was missing since the unfortunate Brussels attack last week.

Swaraj said, “I am deeply pained to inform that Brussels authorities hv identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of terror blasts in Brussels. His mortal remains are being handed over to the family in Brussels. Unfortunately, he was travelling in the same coach of the metro in which the suicide bomber blew himself up. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.”

31-year-old Raghvedran is survived by his wife and a one-month old baby.

Times of India reported that Raghvendran had been working at Brussels for last four years on an Infosys project with Proximus.

Originally from Tamil Nadu, his family had moved to Bhayander, Mumbai over 30 years ago.

Condoling the death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “A young life, full of hope and promise cut short by mindless violence. Condolences to family of Raghavendran.”

 After he completed his junior college from Vartak College in Vasai, Raghvendran went to Chennai to study engineering from where he was picked by Infosys during campus placements. He became a father just last month. He was passing through the Maelbeek station in the Metro like every day to reach his office.

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