Body of Infosys techie reaches Chennai, Jayalalithaa condoles death

  • Hindustan Times, Chennai
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2016 15:28 IST
Infosys employee Raghvendra Ganesh who was killed in the Brussels attacks. (PTI Photo.)

The body of Raghavendran Ganeshan, the Infosys staffer who died in the Brussels bomb attacks, has reportedly arrived in Chennai and is being taken to his Chittalapakkam residence. Cremation will take place later in the evening.

Ganeshan’s parents and brother accompanied his body from Brussels.

The techie, who studied in Maharashtra for his initial schooling, joined a private engineering college in Vellore where he specialised in electronics. He was among the brighter students who got picked up by Infosys and got trained in Bengaluru. After a short stint in Pune, he was posted in Brussels, where he has been working for the last four years.

Ganeshan’s cousin and childhood friend Sridhar said his son was too young to understand the loss. “What will anyone tell his two-month-old son? Raghavendra was in Chennai in February at his in-laws place, for the delivery of their first child.”

“He was scheduled to come in July. We are in big shock. Last Saturday, we got the shocking news from the Indian Embassy. They matched the DNA samples and confirmed his death,” Sridhar added.

His wife Vaishali also reached his relatives’ place, where his mortal remains will be brought.

Chief minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi have condoled the tragic and shocking death of the young software professional.

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