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.

Read President Paxson’s full email after the jump. Continue Reading

Help Find Sunil Tripathi


There are times when it is necessary for the Brown community to come together, as a community, to help one of our own. We have been swamped with midterms, and we are about to go away and vacation for spring break. Before we leave, however, it is critical that we do what we can to help a fellow student.

Sunil Tripathi, a former member of the class of 2012, went missing Saturday morning from his Providence apartment on Angell Street. He was last seen on Friday, March 15. He has brown eyes, short brown hair, weighs 130 pounds and is 6 foot 2 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a Philadelphia Eagles beanie, jeans, and a black sweatshirt.  Tripathi had a history of depression, and left a note indicating suicidal intent.

Tripathi’s family and friends are extremely worried, and the Providence Police Department is conducting an extensive search. Please  “like” and share the Facebook page about his search. If you have any information, call the police at (401) 243-6191.

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