22-year-old Golden Sachs professional found dead after job exhausts him
New Delhi, June 5: Officials were investigating the death of a 22-year-old analyst at Goldman Sachs who complained to his father of working '100 hour weeks', hours before his body was found in the car park near his apartment in San Francisco, USA. The incident happened on April 16.
Authorities believed that Sarvshreshth Gupta committed suicide after working overtime and struggling to meet the pressure. He reportedly told his father Sunil that the job he was doing was too demanding and he had too little time.
Sarvshreshth, who was born in New Delhi, studied at the Delhi Public School, RK Puram and went to Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, before bagging a job with Goldman Sachs.
Sunil said Sarvshresthth had not slept for two days and was working alone in the office for a client meeting the next morning. He asked his son to take 15 days leave but the latter said it wouldn't be allowed. Sunil even told his son to ask the management to take his words as his resignation.
The New York Times said Sarvshreshth's demise is one among the numerous deaths of young bankers over the last one year. It also put the work policies of a number of firms under scanner.
Last week, a 29-year-old banker at Moelis & Company was found dead with drug intake. He fell from a building in Manhattan.
Goldman Sachs authorities said they were saddened by Sarvshreshth's death and urged all to respect his family's privacy during this time.