United States : Indian-origin Advocate dies after being hit by train

Washington, June 8 : An Indian-origin advocate lost his life after he was hit by a train at a crossing in a northern California town, United States.

As per the Mercury News, Kirtee Kapoor, the head of Davis Polk & Wardwell’s India group and and a partner at the firm in Menlo Park, California, died in the accident on Monday near Atherton.

A statement on the Davis Polk website stated that Kapoor was born in Bengaluru and completed his  L.L.B. from the University of Delhi Faculty of Law, a B.C.L. from Balliol College, University of Oxford, and L.L.M. from New York University School of Law.

“Kirtee joined Davis Polk’s New York office as an associate in 1999,” the statement further added.

“…Over the next 18 years he spent time in several of our offices advising clients on significant M&A matters and in investments and other transactions around the world.”

In 2007, Kapoor  moved to Hong Kong as he was elected to the partnership in 2007, later in 2015  joined the firm’s  office in northern California.

“Kirtee was a truly wonderful man. His optimism, warmth, honesty and wisdom were inspiring. He will be remembered as a great partner of the firm, a beloved colleague and adviser, and a steadfast friend to so many,” the Davis Polk website said.

Wefornews Bureau

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