New Delhi, March 29: The family of Ragavendran Ganesan had not given up hope until the last minute. Ganesan an Infosys employee was confirmed dead on Monday, March 28 by the Indian Embassy in Belgium following the barbarian attacks at Brussels. The last call he had made was to his mother from the metro station prior to the bombings.
However for almost a week there was absolutely no information on him. His parents and brother had travelled to Brussels after the attack and the Ministry for External Affairs had assured of all help.
Delay in identification
The body of Ganesan could not be identified. While the body had been recovered and taken to a hospital, there was a delay as it could not be identified.
However after the parents and brother reached Belgium, the hospital authorities took their help in identifying the body.
The family had not lost hope until the last minute. They had met him a month back when he visited Mumbai as his wife had given birth. The last they spoke with him was over skype. He had called his parents and spoken to them an hour before the brutal attacks.
However, fate had something different in store for him and he boarded the same coach of the metro in which the suicide bomber had blown himself up.
The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement issued says that, "he was a victim of the blast that took place in the metro at Malbeek station in Brussels.
If they are able to make it, body accompanied by family, would be on flight from Amsterdam to Chennai via the Gulf tonight or tomorrow morning with JET to India.
Ganesan was working with Infosys in Pune. He was later sent to Brussels for a project with the Belgacom Mobile. He had spent four years in Brussels.
Meanwhile Infosys has issued a statement: "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. We thank the Belgian and Indian authorities for their support over the past few days. We would request the privacy of Raghavendran's family during this difficult time.