San Francisco, June 03, 2007
On May 19, NRI Kiran Yellajyosula, 27, was hiking at the park
with three friends when he fell above Vernal Falls river. The
officials said his body was seen between two large rocks several
hundred feet below the bridge. He lost his balance and slipped
into river which had fast moving current.
Over the weekend, the River waters were too high and dangerous
for divers to look the drowned body. On Thursday, the police have
identified the body as that of Kiran Yellajyosula.
Kiran grew up in Vizag, India. In 2001, he got a degree in computer
science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
In 2003, he received a masters degree in computer science from
West Virginia University. He worked as a computer graphics for
Nvidia in Santa Clara and part time, he was pursuing a Ph.D. in
computer science at the University of Minnesota
His parents and sister are living in India and one his cousin
said, " He had very big dreams, really wanted to do something
big in life and to start his own business."