Community informed of the death of Sunil Tripathi


Sunil Tripathi (middle) with his sister Sangeeta ’04 and brother Ravi ’09.

The Herald reported on Tuesday that the men’s crew team discovered a body in the river by India Point Park. Officials ID’d the body Thursday morning as Brown student Sunil Tripathi, the ProJo reported. He was last seen on the night of March 15.

On the Help Find Sunil Tripathi Facebook page, the Tripathi family expressed its grief, but thanked the several thousand people who maintained hope and helped to lend a hand in the process: “Your compassionate spirit is felt by Sunil and by all of us.”

President Christina Paxson informed the community of the Sunil’s death a little after 11 a.m. on Thursday. President Paxson’s email included details of Sunil’s hobbies, time at Brown, and details about grief support. “Sunil will be remembered by all who knew him for his gentle demeanor and generous spirit,” she wrote.

BlogDailyHerald is taking submissions from friends, family, and other loved ones for a memorial to Sunil Tripathi. We will publish the submissions on our site. Please send messages, photos, or artwork to blog(at)browndailyherald(dot)com.

We here at BlogDH send all of our love and good thoughts to the Tripathi family.

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