Srinivasa Shreyas Ranganath

Srinivasa Shreyas  Ranganath
World Trade Center

Bollywood and Nan


They call Bangalore the Silicon Valley of India, and when the city, in southern India, became a hot place for high-tech enterprise several years ago, Shreyas Ranganath, 26, threw himself into the world of software design. "For him, it became an addiction," Manoj Baalebail, a longtime friend, said. "He had a great love for software."

Last month, that love brought Shreyas to New York on a three-month project for Marsh & McLennan, on the 97th floor of 1 World Trade Center. Mr. Baalebail, who works for the same consulting company, put Shreyas and another software designer, Shashi Kiran Kadaba, up in his Hackensack home, where they spent their evenings cooking elaborate Indian meals or watching Hindi films. "He appreciated Hollywood movies, but he had a great taste for Indian movies." Monday night, the men shared a feast to celebrate the birthday of Krishna, the Hindu god. "It was a wonderful dinner we had," Mr. Baalebail said. "I just don't want to think of it as his last."

Profile courtesy of THE NEW YORK TIMES.




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