Raghvendran Ganesan Becomes The Sole Indian Victim Of The ISIS Terror Attack in Brussels

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12:00 pm 29 Mar, 2016

Body of Infosys techie Raghvendran Ganesan, who has been missing since Brussels terror attack has been found.


The 31-year-old Indian, was confirmed dead by Belgian authorities who identified him as the sole Indian victim of the terror strikes.



Belgium authorities did a DNA test on Ganesan’s body to confirm his identity and will now hand it over to his  younger brother Chandrasekar and parents Annapoorni and Ganesan C, who are now present in Brussels.

Ganesan’s body has for now been kept at the military hospital in Brussels and would be brought to Chennai via Amsterdam on March 29.


Ganesan’s had been missing since March 22 attack and his last location was traced to the Metro rail by the authorities.

He used to take the Metro route to work every day and had last spoken to his mother in India just an hour before the attacks.

One of his friends had said that he had even marked himself safe on Facebook after the initial blasts at the Zaventem airport, but in a tragic twist of fate, he went missing just after the third bomb went off at Maelbeek Metro station an hour later.


Confirming that the body belonged to Ganesan, Ajay Agrawal, second secretary (consular) said:

“The medical identification process in Belgium is very strict. The identification was established after DNA testing. There were other factors too that have contributed in the identification process.”

The news was also confirmed by Infosys, who on March 28 released a statement that said:

“It is with deep regret that we confirm the passing of our colleague Raghavendran Ganesan 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 External Affairs ministry had been searching for Ganesan for the past one week .

Soon after Ganesan’s identity was confirmed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Exterma Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter and expressed their condolences over his death, they tweeted:



PM Modi will also preside over a memorial meeting for Ganesan and other victims of the attacks during his stay in Brussels on March 30.



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