Harsh Brussels Blasts Echo as Infosys Techie Goes Missing

The company has withheld details of the missing employee but claimed to be in touch with the family and the embassy.

Published: 24th March 2016 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2016 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU/CHENNAI:  An Indian techie, working for Infosys, has gone missing in Brussels since Tuesday’s terror attacks. Raghavendra Ganeshan’s family said he usually took the metro to work.

He had spoken to his mother, based in Mumbai, just an hour before the blasts. Responding to a plea from Raghavendra’s brother Arvind Ramkumar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that the Indian embassy is trying to locate him.

Following a stint in Pune, Raghavendra has been working with the IT major in Brussels for the past four years. He had worked as a trainee in Bengaluru. He was working onsite in Brussels with the company Proximus.

Speaking to Express, Raghavendra’s mother, Annapoorni Ganeshan, said she spoke to him on Skype just an hour before the blasts. She said her son used to commute on the metro between the Merode and Park stations. Raghavendra’s wife, who was pregnant, had come to Chennai in February for delivery.

“People from the Embassy, Infosys and from his project are waiting outside the hospital. They say it will take more time to trace him,” Annapoorni said. Raghavendra had visited Chennai about a month ago to see his newborn. “His wife is aware of the developments. She is with her parents in Chennai,” she added.

Annapoorni learnt of the blasts from her other son in Germany. The family tried to reach him on phone but could not. When they got in touch with one of his colleagues, they were told that he had not come to office. “My son usually takes the metro line to work and none of our family members managed to speak to him after the news of the explosions,” Annapoorni told Express.

Harsh Brussels Blasts Echo.JPGOn Wednesday evening, Sushma called Annapoorni and assured her of full cooperation. “We are trying our best. Your son is like my son. Please do not worry,” Annapoorni quoted Sushma as saying.

A native of TN, Annapoorni had shifted to Mumbai 32 years ago following marriage. Raghavendra was born in Chennai. He did his schooling in Mumbai and pursued engineering at an institution in Vaniyambadi. Anxious friends have also posted on FB and Twitter seeking help to locate Raghavendra.

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