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
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
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.