Brussels attacks: Mumbai family's search for techie comes to heart-breaking end

Raghavendran Ganesan, whose parents live in Mumbai, has been confirmed dead

Almost a week after the Brussels attacks, a 31-year-old Infosys employee, who completed his schooling from a Bhayandar school, was confirmed dead yesterday. He was missing since the deadly bombings but was found dead in Brussels’ Army Hospital yesterday.

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Raghavendran Ganesan was found dead in Brussels’ Army Hospital yesterday
Raghavendran Ganesan was found dead in Brussels’ Army Hospital yesterday

However, it is not clear how the techie, identified as Raghavendran Ganesan, marked himself safe on Facebook. “We had been searching for him for the past six days and are very saddened by the loss,” said his uncle Raghuvendran. The embassy officials said that they would try to send his body to Chennai on Tuesday.

Chandrasekar, Ganesan’s younger brother who works in Germany, had reached Brussels immediately after the incident to find his brother. His parents and uncle too reached there on Saturday. All of them had looked for him in every hospital and medical camp in the last six days but couldn’t find him.

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When the body was found, the techie’s brother and uncle were called to the hospital’s mortuary to identify him. “We all are new to the country and struggled to look for him. The authorities carried out a DNA test to confirm his identity and then handed over his body to us. It has shaken us,” said his uncle.

At 8.59 pm yesterday, the embassy tweeted, “RIP Raghvendran! The Belgian authorities hv identified Raghvendran as 1 of d victims f barbarian terror attacks of March 22.”

The embassy officials also confirmed that the victims were rushed to the same hospital so that the relatives don’t have to run around. In the next tweet the embassy said they are handing over the body to the relatives and mortal remains will be taken to India from Amsterdam Airport.

“The body will be sent to Chennai but we are yet to confirm at what time. We are trying to send it on Tuesday,” said Ajay Agarwal, attache (consular), Indian Embassy in Brussels.

Ganesan, who had been working in Brussels for the last four years, had completed his senior secondary education from St Francis School of Bhayandar, where his friends remember him as a quiet, studious boy, who always focused on his own work.

Talking about the injured Indians, Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwani, Agarwal said, “Both of them are doing much better and will be returning to India shortly.”

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