An Infosys employee from Bengaluru, missing since the deadly bombings in Brussels, was among those killed in the terror attack last week. The Indian Embassy in Brussels and the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the death of Raghavendran Ganeshan in the March 22 assault on the Belgian capital.
“The Belgian authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of the barbaric terror attacks of March 22,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
He said Ganeshan was a victim of the blast that took place in the metro at Maelbeek station in Brussels.
The Indian Embassy in Brussels said the mortal remains of Raghavendran are being handed over to his family for being taken to India.
“Mortal remains are in process of being handed to family of Raghavendran, to be taken to India from Amsterdam airport,” the Embassy tweeted.
Swarup said, “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.”
Ganeshan was missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks.
“RIP Raghvendran ! We offer our deepest condolences 2 the family and friends,” the Indian Embassy tweeted.
The Infosys condoled death of Ganeshan and said it will provide all possible support to the family.
“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 would request the privacy of Raghavendran’s family during this difficult time,” an Infosys spokesperson said.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had last week said the Indian Embassy in Brussels was making all efforts to trace Ganeshan.
Infosys thanked the Belgian and Indian authorities for their support over the past few days.
At least 35 people were killed and over 300 were injured in the attacks at Brussels Airport and Maelbeek metro station.