Alok Agarwal
Too Often Lonesome

When Alok Agarwal first left Delhi for the United States in 1997, his wife, Shafali, and his son, Ankush, cried because he was leaving. "Why are you leaving us?" his wife recalled thinking. "We want to come with you."

Within a few months, Mrs. Agarwal joined her husband, who was a computer technician, in New Jersey, but their son, who suffers from a chronic fever and cough, stayed behind with relatives. "He is very sick," Mrs. Agarwal said.

Three and a half weeks before the attack on the World Trade Center, the Agarwals spent a lazy day together, hanging around their Jersey City apartment, going to a mall.

But Mr. Agarwal, 37, was unhappy about something. His wife was leaving for her annual trip back home to Delhi. "This is your last time going to India," he told her. "When you go back home, I feel lonely in the house."

It was important for Mrs. Agarwal to return to India, to care for Ankush, 8. It was equally important for Mr. Agarwal to stay. He was the only one allowed to work in this country, and he was a computer technician for Cantor Fitzgerald. On an August day, Mr. Agarwal saw his wife off at the airport. He was supposed to see her in Delhi in November.
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Published by The Press-Enterprise on Oct. 10, 2001.
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God Bless you for caring about your wife and child
ELIZABETH EVERSFIED
April 16, 2021
God Bless you Alok, you are missed and are a bright soul.
Neha Arora
April 15, 2021
God Bless You and your family may your light always shine
Elizabeth eversfield
December 26, 2018
We send our deep condolences to your family. Each day may God always give the help needed to cope. Alok is still missed. May the time come when these acts of violence will become a thing of the past.
The Kindred Family
December 21, 2018
Today, 09/11/2018, we remember you Alok. We will never forget. Wishing all the best to your family and friends. Much regards.
Tom
September 11, 2018
Rest in Peace Alok, God bless your family and friends.
Louise Scalzo
March 30, 2017
God Bless You xxx
liz eversfield
December 13, 2016
I visited the 9/11 memorial for the first time on 15 November 2015. The last time I'd been in that area was three weeks after 9/11, when rubble was still strewn everywhere. As I walked around the fountains I came across Alok Agarwal's name. I took a photo of it so that I could look up his life's story online, and came to this site. I am so terribly sorry for Mr. Agarwal's family and friends and loved ones to have endured this loss for fourteen years. Rest in peace, Mr. Agarwal. You will not be forgotten.
November 19, 2015
Rest in peace
September 11, 2014
I participated in the 9/11/13 motorcycle ride "2 million bikers to DC", we were each given a name of a 9/11 victim and I received Alok Agarwal. His name was on my motorcycle throughout the parade and on my return trip through Virginia, Tennessee and to Western Missouri where I live. I am sorry for your loss but wanted you to know that I rode for him on 9/11/13 so that we never forget the ones that were lost on that day.
Rob Brill
September 19, 2013
To the family and friends of Alok Agarwal:
Alok will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2013
Barbara Boam & Kim Rogers walked a mile for you (mile #23) on 9/27/11 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
September 27, 2011
We hold you in our hearts.
Kymberli Colbourne
September 11, 2011
May God Bless You! May God be with your family always!
S M
September 10, 2011
I'm sorry for the loved one you lost and live long and happy life.
September 9, 2011
love u mama!
anurag
January 16, 2011
To Alok's family and friends, and to his memory:

A balloon from the 2970 balloons project landed on my terrace. It has Alok's name on it. I found this site and am leaving this message to honor him. Wondering how his son is doing???
Mark Schnepf
September 19, 2010
Although I never met you , I just want to say I will never forget that day and the so many innocent lives that were lost. You and so many others will be remembered on this 9 year anniversary. May you rest in peace.
stacy valentine
September 10, 2010
May you rest in peace.
August 22, 2010
Dear Alok Agarwal
i feel very sad when i heard your story and i hope god may always be with your family R.I.P
Danisa
September 11, 2009
My God give your family and freinds the strenght to bear this great loss. Your name will be remembered for ever as a HERO.
Giri Nimbekai
September 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kemeshaya
March 5, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Doug Abraham
January 12, 2008
I just wish to extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family of Alok. We are all brothers, sisters, friends, children,, to someone. We are all connected and tied together,, in some way. I send you peace,,, sympathy, hope, and love. May god rest Alok's soul. God bless.
Renee Meister
September 11, 2007
may god be with your family each and every day.
georgann dick
September 10, 2007
sa raghu
August 28, 2007
I had the opportunity to work with Alok while we were working with CAXTON in NJ. I still remember the time when Alok advised me about going for a better car insted of the one i had then. He was such a nice person to talk to and take advices from and he always says something nicely about his family.
God bless Aloks family with the courage to live on with a lot of wealth & peace.
thomas george
March 23, 2007
My heart feels heavy to learn about your life, your family's loss . . . my soul believes that now you can see your wife and son every day, every minute, watching over them.
You are in my prayers.
Terri Lee
January 15, 2007
god bless
aj
October 23, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vane. We will always remember.
Kristine Furstenberg
October 10, 2006
May your family remember the wonderful times you shared during your brief stay on Earth.
September 15, 2006
Remembering you. May your soal rest in peace.
Bharat L
September 11, 2006
I'm so sorry for your loss.. Thinking of your family today and always
Lauren
September 11, 2006
To the wife and son of Alok Agarwal,My heart goes out to you.Your in my prayers.Never alone never forgotten!God Bless you!
Dawn Sproules
September 10, 2006
We will never forget. Our thoughts are with you, Alok's family.
JB
September 10, 2006
I am sorry for your loss please visit a new site I have made in honor of the 5th anniversary it is for all victims as well as my Daughter Jeanmarie Wallendorf who I lost in the Trade Center also
September 9, 2006
I hope your family is doing OK, and I just want to let them know that they are in my prayers.
Mark Gonzales
September 6, 2006
My deepest sympathy for this tragic and senseless loss. May the love of your family and friends hold your memory tightly forever.
Sonia Gupta
August 29, 2006
In memory...
P Tabbernor
August 17, 2006
Dear Alok:

Really sorry to hear about the tragedy. We understand the pain this has caused your family. We pray that our Almighty, gives your family all the strength, to overcome the grief and pain this has caused them, and we share that pain.
Savio Pais
February 2, 2006
Agarwal Family and Friends:

We will never forget the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Please know that we will never forget Alok and all of the other innocent, beautiful souls that perished that day.

May Alok shine his light and love on all of you that love him dearly.

With tears and sympathy
Jenn & Vinny Gerard
September 12, 2005
Rest in peace......

Dont know you personally, but my heart broke after reading about you.
Naresh Khattar
March 4, 2005
God bless Alok's wife & their little son. May god give them strength to bear this loss.
Vivek Gupta
September 11, 2004
God Bless You and may Peace be with you on this day.
Christie
September 11, 2003
To Alok
Im sorry your time here was so short Many blessings to you and your family
Misty Aumann
September 11, 2003
God bless you Alok,
We are with you. We pray for Shefali to get the strength to bear the loss, today and every single day. Ankush your father is watching you. Make him and your mother proud of you.
God bless your family.
Asha & Alok
Anshu & Aditya
Alok Gaur
September 11, 2003
Alok...til we meet again!!!
K. Melaragni
October 10, 2002
Alok,
I pray for your soul. May you be in the presence of God this very day. Pray for me and all those you left behind until we meet one day.
John Brentin
September 30, 2002
may peace be with you
anne jones
September 16, 2002
May god rest Alok soul in peace. And give strength to his family to go on.
I was an ex-lk employee, and i just came to know Alok Agarwal was also a victim of sep 11th '01. My heart goes for Shaifali and Ankush, may god bless them.

Usman, Salma and Tanishq.
Salma Goribidanur
September 13, 2002
May your soul rest in peace. You are now with the almighty. May your family find strength and peace
Gina Mehta
September 12, 2002
I worked with Alok in LK GLobals (India). Shocked when my friends first broke the news about Alok. Could never forget the black day September 11th. You are always in our prayers and thaughts.
Subra Pammi
September 12, 2002
We are deeply saddened by your loss. We pray God to give his family courage and strength to bear his loss.

May your soul rest in peace.

Achal and Manju Garg
Achal Garg
September 11, 2002
May God hold you in his arms and comfort your pain. I will keep you and your son in my prayers and thoughts. May Alok live on in you, his family and friends. My strongest and deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you. God bless you and your entire family.
Christine Buffone
September 11, 2002
Words do not describe how sad I feel for this family. My heart is breaking.

C. McNichol
Carol McNichol
September 11, 2002
we all have troubles of our own ....its only when we hear of others that we realize how small our troubles are.wherever alok is may he always rest in peace.
harsha ananthram
September 11, 2002
Bill Fikes
September 11, 2002
FOR FAMILY
GOD BLESS EVERYONE.GOD GO ON A WORKOUT FOR SEFALI AND HER SON.

JIGNA
JIGNA PATEL
September 11, 2002
Pray God to give courage and blessings to Alok's family in his absence. May your soul rest in peace.
Senthil & Geetha
Senthil Perumal
September 11, 2002
My heart goes out to your wife and son, friends and family....
Phyllis Jenkins
September 10, 2002
I never knew Alok, but his memory lives within me. PEACE --> pass it forward....
david bloom
August 18, 2002
Whatever your belief, Bless you.
Susannah
August 16, 2002
God bless you Shafali and your little Ankush. May god give strength to you and your family and shower all his blessings .
jyothi paladugu
August 15, 2002
My deepest Sympathies to the family.
sundarrajan sankar
July 17, 2002
My deepest sympathies to Alok's friends, room-mate, co-workers and family. We will never forget him and we will never forget Sept. 11th.
God bless.
Del Newberry
May 28, 2002
I know how hard it is to live without your loved one. My brother is also missing and the hardest part is not knowing. I pray for you and your family. May you have the strength and courage to live and to always remember the joy your loved one has given you. God Bless You And Your Family
Lisa Dedvukaj
April 11, 2002
God bless you and your family.
Shana
April 5, 2002
May God Bless You and Keep You....Peace and Love--Brooke
Brooke Frierson
March 28, 2002
May God Bless you.
Prasad Illapani
March 12, 2002
May god bless the soul and rest in peace, may god bless your family to overcome this sorrow.Our deepest sympthy to your loved ones.
Anil Mehta
March 11, 2002
My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all the family members for this irreparable loss.
I hail from (Hyderabad)India and I realise the love and attachments that we have for each other.
HASAN ASKARI
March 11, 2002
Thank you for all Alok was and brought to this world. We are a better nation because or your contributions.
Dawn-Elaine
March 11, 2002
May God bless Alok
Ajay Mudduluru
March 11, 2002
My heart and prayers go out for your family. I hope that they find peace, and always remember the joys you brought into their lives. God bless your soul!!
Shafaat Khan
February 10, 2002
Alok was my room mate, May his soul rest in peace, i'll miss him.
RAJESH SOLETI
January 29, 2002
May your soul rest in Peace.
Jitender Bhatia
January 23, 2002
Our deepest sympathy to family and friends. You will always be in our prayers.
Betsy Fry
January 23, 2002
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Alok Agarwal
Mark Capper
January 16, 2002
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 11, 2002
My deepest and most heartfelt condolances to Mr. Agarwal's friends and family in your great time of sorrow and loss.

God Bless and comfort and Keep you always...

Sincerely
Cyndi Keech
December 29, 2001
Alok, thank you for the sacrifice you made to protect the freedom I sometimes take for granted. We may have never met, but your loss has been felt.
meredith lewis
December 24, 2001
GOD BLESS ALOK AGARWAL AND REST IN
PEACE..GOD BLESS THE FAMILY..AND
GOD BLESS AMERICA FOREVER...NEVER
FORGET 9/11/01
IRENE STAPINSKI
November 30, 2001
GOD BLESS YOU!! IN PRAYER ALWAYS!
Melissa Strand
November 12, 2001
accept my deepest sympathies all family memberes and friends, by an indian...suvarna
Yadav Suvarna
October 29, 2001
My prayers are with your family, and my heart aches along with yours at the terrible loss you are now enduring. Please know that we, America, will never forget!
Meredith Vuylsteke
October 28, 2001
I sat very close to Alok on the 101st Floor of the Trade Center. He always had a smile and a "good morning marc" for me. I will miss him.
Marc
October 26, 2001
our deepest sympathies are with all family and friends.
from an indian with great sorrow for our lost ones
kavita
kavita thawani
October 22, 2001
I will keep you and your family in prayer.
Kindra Robinson
October 19, 2001
With deepest sympathy.
Pamela Ramirez
October 12, 2001
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