Son's tragic death in India

A SON of Barking and Dagenham Councillor, Alok Agrawal, has died following a car crash in India. Abhishek Agrawal, 30, suffered serious head injuries in a road accident in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), in West Bengal, on August 6. He fell into a coma and d

A SON of Barking and Dagenham Councillor, Alok Agrawal, has died following a car crash in India.

Abhishek Agrawal, 30, suffered serious head injuries in a road accident in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), in West Bengal, on August 6. He fell into a coma and died two days later.

Cllr Agrawal flew out to India shortly after the crash and was at his son's bedside during his final hours.

Abhishek, a software developer who grew up in the borough, was staying in Kolkata on business when the tragedy happened.


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He leaves behind his wife Rachita, whom he married in February this year. He is also survived by his twin brother, Abahinav.

Family friend, Puneet Gupta, paid tribute to Abhishek: "He was a very gentle, kind, caring and intelligent man, who will be greatly missed.

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