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Missing Infosys employee confirmed dead in Brussels bombings

An Infosys employee from Bengaluru, who was missing since the deadly Brussels bombings, has been confirmed dead in the March 22 terror attack.

Missing Infosys employee confirmed dead in Brussels bombings
Raghavendran Ganesh

New Delhi

A week after the terror assault shook the Belgian capital, also the headquarters of the European Union, the Indian Embassy there and the Ministry of External Affairs today confirmed the death of Raghavendran Ganesh.

"The Belgian authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of the barbaric terror attacks of March 22," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

The Indian Embassy in Brussels said the mortal remains of Raghavendran are being handed over to his family for being taken to India.

"Mortal remains are in process of being handed to family of Raghavendran, to be taken to India from Amsterdam airport," the Embassy tweeted.

Ganesh had gone missing in Brussels since the terror attacks.

"RIP Raghvendran ! We offer our deepest condolences 2 the family and friends," the Indian Embassy tweeted.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had last week said the Indian Embassy was making all efforts to trace Ganesh.

Infosys had last week said it was coordinating with the Indian Embassy and local authorities to locate Ganesh and was in touch with his family.

At least 35 people were killed and over 300 injured in the attacks at Brussels Airport and Maelbeek metro station.
Meanwhile, in Mumbai, Anita Tuli the principal of St Francis High School, Bhayandar where Ganeshan studied expressed her heart felt condolences and said that he was the one of the most talented boys in the school.

"Yes. He was the most talented boys of our school and this was why he was picked up by the Infosys."

She said, "We were asked by his family to pray for him so that we could see him, but unfortunately it would not be so."

Another family source said that his mother Annapurni had left for the Brussels to join her elder son, who was already there in search of his younger brother.

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