While the university has not yet officially announced that Tejraj Antooa, SEAS class of 2013, passed away a month ago, this week’s SEAS newsletter contained the following message:
The Columbia University community recently suffered the loss of a former student, Tejraj Antooa. Tejraj, who was a member of the Columbia Engineering Class of 2013 until Spring of 2012, perished on January 24th, 2013 near his home in Elmont, Long Island. Throughout his time at Columbia, Tejraj touched the lives of many members of our community. He was a leader of Columbia Model United Nations and the Hindu Students Organization, a participant in the Academic Success Program and a student of the Computer Science department. In Tejraj, Columbia has not only lost an active member of the community, but also a loyal, selfless, and compassionate friend. We would like to wish the best for his family and friends during this difficult time.
Bwog would like to extend our most sincere condolences and thoughts to all those who were close to Tejraj.
Don’t forget that Columbia has many resources to help students cope with loss, including Counseling and Psychological Services (212-854-2878). We extend our deepest condolences to everyone affected, and ask that commenters use the space respectfully.