Millennium Post (Kolkata)

New York: Indian-origin mathematic­ian's body found floating in river

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NEW YORK: The body of a 31-year-old Indian-origin mathematic­ian working with cryptocurr­ency and artificial intelligen­ce was found floating in the Hudson River here, according to a media report which said he was battling apparent mental illness.

Shuvro Biswas' body was found floating in the Hudson River on Monday, the New York Post reported.

Police sources said that there were no immediate apparent signs of foul play.

Shuvro's brother said that he and his family were gutted by the news, noting that they had tried in vain to help Shuvro as he battled apparent mental illness.

We're all extremely devastated, Biprojit Biswas, 34, was quoted by the newspaper as saying. He's a really good guy. He's brilliant, he said.

Biprojit said his sibling was self-employed and most recently was working on a cryptocurr­ency security programme. Online profiles show that Shuvro also dabbled in artificial intelligen­ce.

He said the family started to see changes in Shuvro's demeanour over the past year, but that he largely kept his struggles to himself.

Shuvro's family urged him to talk to someone.

We tried to convince him to the best of our abilities to seek profession­al help, but he always denied that he needed psychiatri­c help, said Biprojit.

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