Khaitan & Co first-year associate and NLIU Bhopal 2020 graduate Devansh Srivastava has passed away early yesterday morning after a cardiac arrest.
Khaitan & Co executive director Amar Sinhji commented:
It is with deep sorrow that we inform about the sad demise of Devansh Srivastava, in the early hours on Monday, 15 March.
He was a first year Associate with our Banking & Finance practice. He was from NLIU (Bhopal) and had joined our Firm as part of our Campus Batch of 2020.
He was on “Work from Home” and hence currently living with his Family at their home town in Gorakhpur (UP).
While we await the exact details from his Family, we have been informed that Devansh suffered from a congenital heart disease, and that he succumbed to a cardiac arrest. He was immediately taken to the hospital by his Parents but could not be revived.
His last rites were performed by his Family at Gorakhpur yesterday.
It is extremely unfortunate and we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of a young soul. We are in touch with his Family to support them in every possible way. We pray for his soul to rest in peace and for God to give his Family the strength to cope with their immense loss.
We have not been able to confirm further details at this time, though we have been forwarded several, sometimes conflicting pieces of information, including a discussion thread on Legally India.
Sinhji added that any rumours doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the cause of his death were at this time “pure and insensitive speculation”.
He said that an internal prayer meeting would be held for Srivastava at the firm this evening.
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