Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Brussels Terror : Raghavendran Ganeshan body to be taken to Chennai for last rites

Narada Desk | March 29, 2016 11:03 am Print
Vitim of Brussels terror : Indian Infosys employee Raghavendran Ganeshan

Victim of Brussels terror : Indian Infosys employee Raghavendran Ganeshan

After days of  frenetic search,  the worst fears had come true . The Infosys employee, Raghavendran Ganeshan who went missing after bomb blasts in Brussels , was finally confirmed  dead while travelling in a Brussels metro in which one of the suicide bombers blew himself up on March 22. His body will be taken to Chennai, officials said

“I am deeply pained to inform that Brussels authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of terror blasts in Brussels. His mortal remains are being handed over to the family in Brussels. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet .

His body was charred beyond recognition and could be identified only after matching DNA samples with his brother. The victim’s parents, C. Ganeshan and Annapoorna, flew to Brussels . His brother, Venkatesan studying in Germany, also joined them.

Raghavendran, 31, became a father a month ago, and his wife is away in Chennai, said one of the neighbours of Building No. 1, where the Ganeshans have lived for the past 15 years.

Residents of the Nirmal Park Society in Bhayander were shocked to hear the news of their neighbour Raghavendran Ganeshan being killed in the Brussels attacks.

He had been recruited to Infosys through a campus placement programme and was working in Brussels for the past four years. (IANS)