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Teen remembered as ‘ray of light to many’ after his sudden death

A POPULAR teenager whose smile warmed hundreds of people’s hearts has been remembered
as a ‘ray of light to many’ after his sudden death.

 

A POPULAR teenager whose smile warmed hundreds of people’s hearts has been remembered as a ‘ray of light to many’ after his sudden death.

‘RAY OF LIGHT’: Rishi Kukar makes a speech at a surprise birthday party for his dad, Parvin, last year.

A POPULAR teenager whose smile warmed hundreds of people’s hearts has been remembered as a ‘ray of light to many’ after his sudden death.

Upton Court Grammar School student Rishi Kukar, 16, had just downloaded a chemistry test before he said goodnight to his dad with ‘a big smile on his face’ on Monday, January 20.

But the former The Langley Academy pupil was found collapsed on the bathroom floor by his father the following morning (21). Paramedics were called, but Rishi was pronounced dead after a suspected rupture of his aorta – an artery into the heart.

Hundreds of mourners said their final goodbyes to the intelligent teen at his funeral on Wednesday last week (29). Dad Parvin, of New Road, Langley, said: “Rishi was excelling at school and was really happy. He was always positive and was extra special.”

More than 70 of Rishi’s school friends lined the road leading to Slough Crematorium for the funeral and surprised the family by making them a DVD sharing their memories and stories of Rishi.

Mr Kukar added: “The biggest surprise to me was how many people’s lives he touched in such a short space of time.”

Speaking at the funeral, Rishi’s brother Sanjay, 20, said: “I’m so proud of what my brother achieved recently. I’m sure he’s touched all your hearts and even if it’s just one memory, cherish that and never forget it.”

Family said Rishi was delighted at gaining a place at Upton Court Grammar School to study A-Levels and was working hard to get a place at London School of Economics or Cambridge University.

Rishi’s uncle Ramesh Kumar added: “He had a great, friendly smile and was always helpful and supported people. When we were down, he was the ray of light.”

Rishi wanted to study further maths and be a banker when he was older. Cousin Kiran said: “Everyone said he put a smile on their faces.” Her older sister, Kavita, added: “He really loved his family and was a showman.”

His school friends also paid tribute at the funeral, and said: “We are blessed to have known Rishi and consider ourselves lucky to have been able to meet such a joyous person.

“Rishi had an impact on the lives of everyone at school – a single smile from him could turn someone’s whole day from bad to good instantly. For that we will be forever grateful.”

The family are still waiting for the results of a biopsy.

 

*sloughobserver.co.uk

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