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Avishek Dube, (Ankur)


NRI Avishek Dube, 25, Ph. D. student, died in a car accident on Freeway 405

Los Angeles , California, March 10, 2009
Kewal Kanda/ Swaran Dabgotra

Avishek Dube, (Ankur) 25, a graduate of UC Riverside and currently doing Ph. D. in Psychology at UC Irvine, died in a car accident at 3:25 am on Saturday (March 07, 2009) on Freeway 405 (at Jamboree). Preliminary reports are conflicting as to what exactly happened. One report says there were three cars involved. one reports says Avishek hit a stalled car (probably without any lights) on freeway. Whatever happened, the saddest part is Avishek did not survive the crash. He died at the spot on impact. Avishek was the eldest of two siblings. He is survived by his parents Ajoy and Biswarupa Dube and younger sister Sampurna (Sam) Dube a freshman at UC Riverside.

Avishek was son of Mr. Ajoy Dube, one of our most revered friend and dedicated community activist for many many years and past president/chairman of Federation of Indo-American Association of So. Ca. (FIA-SC) AJOY DUBE met with a harshest tragedy of his life.

Below is a short write up about Avishek's life that the family has forwarded to me.

Avishek Dube, (Ankur)
April 4th, 1983
Date of death March 7, 2009
Age:- 25
Residence:- Irvine, California

Ankur was born in Houston, Texas and was the son of Ajoy and Biswarupa Dube. He was the older brother of Sampurna Dube and is survived by many loving family members. Ankur spent his first few years as a child living in India, and moved to the United States when he was six and half years old. He was always a shy boy who loved everyone who came into his life. He wore his heart on his sleeve and made sure that everyone knew that he was always going to be there for them. Even those who did not know him well, knew him enough to put their trust in him. He had a heart of gold that would make anyone smile.

Putting his own needs to the side, he pursued college and got his Bachelors and Masters Degrees' at UC Riverside. He began pursuing his PhD at UC Irvine in Psychology knowing that this would make his family proud of him. Even in choosing this field, he showed his care for people. Ankur's passion was to make sure that the people he knew and loved were okay.
Ankur's life just like anyone else's, was faced with challenging obstacles. But, he never let that put him down and he strived for perfection from himself. His hobbies included hanging out with his friends and family whenever he could. His sister was his most favorite person. As per a quote from himself, "My favorite person in the world is Sam"... His sister was his life. It's a very encouraging site to see a brother and sister who share so much and are so close.

Throughout his whole life, Ankur lived to make other's happy. He is survived by family and friends who will miss him because he was their life. He will be missed a lot.


Avishek Dube, (Ankur)
(April 4th, 1983- March 7, 2009)