Infy staffer's body reaches Chennai

Infy staffer's body reaches Chennai

Infy staffer's body reaches Chennai

A pall of gloom descended on Chittlapakkam area on the outskirts of Chennai on Tuesday after the mortal remains of  Raghavendran Ganesan, the Infosys employee who died in the Brussels attack, were brought to his relative’s residence.

Most of the kin and friends were in tears when the body was taken into the house. On the streets of Jyothi Ambal Nagar, which leads to Raghavendran’s house, a huge crowd gathered ahead of the arrival of the techie’s body.

Raghavendran was travelling on the Brussels Metro on March 22 when it was struck by a blast.
The techie’s father Ganesan and mother Annapoorani, who evaded the media, and wife Vaishali were overcome with emotion as they walked straight into the apartment.

“It is unfortunate and a big shock for us,” said Sridhar, Raghavendran’s cousin. Sridhar described Raghavendran as a very jovial and god-fearing guy. “This should not happen to anyone,” Sridhar added.

Earlier, Raghavendran’s body was brought from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi from where it was brought to Chennai by a private aircraft.

State Protocol Officer Kasinathan, police and other officials from Infosys received the body and consoled the bereaved parents. The last rites was expected to be conducted late on Tuesday evening.

Raghavendran studied in Maharashtra and joined a private engineering college in Tamil Nadu. He landed a job in Infosys through campus placement and was trained in Bengaluru before being sent onsite to Brussels. Raghavendran and Vaishali celebrated the birth of their first child in February.

Old neighbours in shock
The death of Raghvendran Ganesan in the Brussels terrorist attack has left his former neighbours at the Thane residential complex in shock and disbelief. Residents at Nirmal Park society at Bhayender-East, about 45 kilometres from downtown Mumbai, remembered Ganesan as lovable and helpful.

“Raju (which was how Ganesan is known at the community) and his brother Venky were cooperative, lovable and were always ready to stand up for a cause,” Dilip Naik, a neighbour of Ganesan’s family, said.
DH News Service