Mukul -Agarwala-Obituary

Mukul Agarwala

New York, New York


New York, New York


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'Here's Lookin' at You, Kid'
After he folded an Internet company in San Diego last spring, Mukul K. Agarwala moved back east to be near his parents in Kendall Park, N.J., because they were in failing health. His sense of family extended to his friends' children, too. "He would call every month to ask for a new photo of our daughter, Riya," said Neeraj Mital, a friend since college.

Mr. Agarwala's widow, Rhea Stone, said that his sense of concern went even further. Not long after they met in Hong Kong in 1993, she said, he saw a newspaper article about a mistreated domestic worker who, like Mr. Agarwala's parents, had come from India. He went to the Indian diplomatic mission and paid her fare back home.

Ms. Stone said her husband's enthusiasms ranged from snowboarding to reading history to old movies. She could not remember how many times they had watched "Casablanca." On Sept. 11, Mr. Agarwala, 37, was in his second day as a research analyst on software for Fiduciary Trust.

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Honoring Mukul on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11,
“In your life you touched so many, in your death many lives were changed” – Melinda Jones
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2002

The twenty years have passed in the blink of an eye.

I will always remember your smile and joyful spirit as well as all the fun we all shared in Evanston.

Your kind and generous soul shines as a beacon of light in this world through those whose lives you touched and enriched.

Missing you, dear friend.

Hello Again Mukul:
Remembering you on this day as I have everyday since 9/11/2001. I remember our last call in that mayhem before you said good-bye on the phone ; it broke my heart. The tree I planted for you shortly thereafter has grown tall. My young children planted a tree for “Uncle” Mukul.

It has been 20 years but I still remember our conversations at TIE and your career and life goals at other times. I felt sadness when you left San Diego to return to New Jersey...

Still missing you after 20 years old friend : Peace.

I am so sad. It will be almost 20 years and it feels like yesterday.
Miss you and someday we will meet again in divinity.

I want to come to NYC on September 11 but due to Covid, it is very difficult to travel.

Does anyone know or family members, if there will be an on-line memorial for Mulul?

Bright, charismatic, caring, still feeling so sad at the loss of my former student. Phyllis Novick

Remembering Mukul on the 20th anniversary of 9/11....

Praying for your soul Mukul, I did not know you personally, but your story touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. God Bless You.

Once again, it is a beautiful late summer day, and I think of you and smile, my friend.