CHENNAI: Mortal remains of Infosys employee Raghavendra Ganeshan, who was killed in the Brussels terror attacks, was brought to Chennai on Tuesday.
Ganesan (31) who had been missing since the suicide bomb attack at Brussels metro train last Wednesday (March 22), was declared dead by the local authorities this Tuesday (March 28)
The techie, who is survived by his wife, Vaishali and one-month old baby, who was reportedly the sole Indian victim of the attack that killed over 35 and injured more than 300.
Following confirmation through DNA tests, Ganesan's body which was kept at the Brussels's military hospital was handed over to his parents, C Ganesan, Annaporni and his younger brother who had travelled to Belgium
The body was brought to the Chennai International Airport via Abu Dhabi, at around 14.30 hours.
According to officials, custom clearance was going on following his body would be handed over for last rites.
A young life, full of hope & promise cut short by mindless violence... condolences to family of Raghavendran, who lost his life in Brussels.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2016
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to express condolence for Ganesan and his family.
I am deeply pained to inform that Brussels authorities hv identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of terror blasts in Brussels. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2016
His mortal remains are being handed over to the family in Brussels./2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2016
Unfortunately, he was travelling in the same coach of the metro in which the suicide bomber blew himself up. /3— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family./4— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2016
Infosys had also released a statement late Monday expressing deep regret and assured to provide all possible support to Ganesan's family.