Bhavik Bhandari, who had gone missing on June 10, was found by Indian consulate with NYPD’s help.
Bhavik Bhandari, a 29 year-old man from India, who had gone missing in New York on June 10, has been found, according to the Consulate General of India in New York.
Bhandari, who had been living in New York for the last three years, was hospitalized in Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. after being found on Wednesday and his family informed.
“Consulate with the help of #NYPD have found Mr Bhavik Bhandari who went missing in #NewYork few days back. He is admitted to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Consulate has informed his family members & is in constant touch with local authorities to ensure his well-being,” the Indian consulate tweeted.
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Another report said Bhandari was found by a Reddit user woman in Bushwick. She saw him and called the ambulance which took him to a hospital. Sanjana Paramhans, who was part of a group of friends searching for him, said they had distributed flyers in Washington Heights.
Bhandari, who graduated with a master’s degree in strategic design and management from Parsons School of Design in 2020, was reported missing on June 12. He was last seen by his roommate at his apartment in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan on on June10.
Anirudh Kanga, a close friend of Bhavik, told The News Minute that they begun putting up posts on social media about his disappearance. Social media posts were tagged under the hashtag #FindBhavik, urging authorities in New York to find the 29-year-old.
A missing person’s report was filed with the New York Police Department and Bhavik’s school and workplace were alerted about his situation.
Bhavik, who is from Gurgaon studied in Manipal University before leaving for the US. Many of his friends recalled his passion for acting and scriptwriting and said that he had gotten a few acting jobs in advertising.
More recently, he was getting more interested in Buddhism and meditation, and volunteered at a Buddhist meditation centre called Kadampa in New York City.