NEW DELHI/BENGALURU:Almost a week after an Indian techie went missing following the Brussels terror attack, the Indian Embassy in Belgium on Monday tweeted that Raghavendran Ganeshan, 28, was dead. Ganeshan, an Infosys employee, was believed to be in a metro rail on March 22 when the Maelbeek station in Brussels was rocked by an explosion.
“RIP Raghavendran! The Belgian authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of the barbarian terror attacks of March 22,” the Indian Embassy in Belgium tweeted.
The embassy also added that the mortal remains are in process of being handed over to the family of Raghavendran, to be taken to India.
Following a stint in Pune, Raghavendran had been working with the IT major in Brussels for the past four years.
He had worked as a trainee in Bengaluru. He had worked onsite in Brussels with the company Proximus also.
Raghavendran’s mother, Annapoorni Ganeshan had told Express that she spoke to her son on Skype just an hour before the blasts.
Meanwhile, Infosys said in a condolence statement from Bengaluru: “It is with deep regret that we confirm the passing of our colleague Raghavendran Ganeshan in the terrible attack in Brussels.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Raghavendran’s family and with those who were injured or lost a loved one in these attacks. We will continue to provide all possible support to his family in this hour of grief,” the statement said.
Raghavendran had last come to Chennai in February this year when his wife delivered their baby.
Two Jet Airways crew members —Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwanai — were injured in the explosions at Zaventem Airport and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said they are recovering well.
Both Nidhi and Amit are from Mumbai.
Half a dozen people have been charged in Belgium, following Tuesday’s triple blasts in an airport and the metro that killed 35 and injured over 200.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks in the Belgian capital, home to the headquarters of both the NATO and the European Union.
According to media reports, Raghavendran’s family have received his mortal remains in Brussels. They are now headed to Amsterdam and would reach India via the Middle East.