Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Missing Infosys employee Raghavendran Ganeshan has been confirmed killed in the Brussels terrorist attack.The Indian Embassy in Brussels and the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi confirmed the death of Raghavendran in the 22 March assault on the Belgian capital.
The 28-year-old Indian-born techie was believed to be in a metro rail when the Maelbeek metro station in the Belgian capital was rocked by an explosion, in which at least 20 people died and several were injured.
He was missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks and the Indian Embassy in the Belgian capital was making efforts to locate him.
"The Belgian authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of the barbaric terror attacks of March 22. If they are able to make it, the body accompanied by family, would be on flight from Amsterdam to Chennai via the Gulf tonight or tomorrow morning with Jet (airline) to India." External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The Infosys statement noted: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Ganeshan`s family and those who were injured or lost a loved one in the terror attacks."
"We will continue to provide all possible support to his family in this hour of grief. We would request the privacy of Raghavendran's family during this difficult time," it added.
The company learnt from a tweet Sushma Swaraj posted on March 22 that she spoke to Ganeshan`s mother Annapoorni and assured her of all help in tracing her son then.
It is also learnt that Ganeshan spoke to his mother in India an hour before blasts ripped the Brussels airport and the metro rail station
“RIP Raghvendran ! We offer our deepest condolences 2 the family and friends,” the Indian Embassy tweeted.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier said the Indian Embassy in Brussels was trying to trace Ganesh.
Two Jet Airways crew members -- Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwanai -- were also injured in the explosions at Brussels' Zaventem airport.
(With Agency Inputs)