Indian Infosys Techie in Brussels Missing After Attack


Bengaluru: An Indian techie who works for Infosys has been missing in Brussels since Tuesday’s attacks. Raghavendran Ganeshan’s family says he usually took the metro to work, and that they have not been able to make contact with him since. Indian authorities are looking for Raghavendran, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.

Ragahvendran has been working for the past four years in Brussels for tech-major Infosys. He has been missing for more than 24 hours since the blast.

Speaking to Times of India from their home in Mumbai, Raghavendran’s mother, Annapoorni Ganesh, said that he used to commute through the Merode and Park station, where the blast took place.

“The last time I spoke on Skype to him was around 12.31pm Indian standard time and we spoke till about 1.25pm on Tuesday. Then he told me that he is leaving for work,” said Annapoorni.

She said that it was only when her other son called her from Germany that she learnt about the blasts. “Initially, the news said the blast took place at the airport and then they said metro line were attacked as well. When we tried to contact him, he was unreachable. Then we contacted one of his colleagues, but he said Raghavendran hadn’t come to work,” she added.

Raghavendran’s wife, who was living with him in Brussels, is pregnant and had come to down to Chennai for delivery in February, Annaporni added.

On Wednesday afternoon, external affairs minister Sushama Swaraj had tweeted: We are doing our best to locate Raghavendran Ganesh.”

“Following the attacks in Brussels, Infosys reached out to all its employees in the city to ascertain their whereabouts and safety. With the exception of one employee who we are trying to reach, we have been able to connect with all other employees. We are in touch with the missing employee’s family and are working with the Indian Embassy and local authorities in Brussels to locate our employee on priority,” said Infosys in an official statement.