Funeral for drowned U.S. teen held in Costa Rica
A funeral for Ravi Thackurdeen, a U.S. teen who drowned off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast April 29, was held in San José on Friday.
Thackurdeen was studying in Costa Rica while attending Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, in the United States.
The funeral service was officiated by Pundit Dowlat Dudram, from the Costa Rica India Association, and performed according to Hindu tradition. Many faculty and staff attended from Costa Rica’s Organization of Tropical Studies, including the student’s homestay family. During the service, Thackurdeen’s instructors and sister spoke, according to the Mid-Hudson News.
Plans will be made for a memorial service for family and friends in the Mid-Hudson region at a later date. Thackurdeen, 19, was a chemistry and pre-med student and was studying abroad in Costa Rica with 17 other students.
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