NEW YORK: for the last four weeks there has been no trade of Sayak Banerjee, an Indian American post doctoral fellow at Stanford University. There has been no trace of affable Sayak Banerjee, an alum of IIT Kanpur since April 20 last month.
The 33-year old Sayak Banerjee who lives in San Carlos hasn’t been seen since then. There is neither any trace about him nor any sighting of the man who is well-respected among his friends and colleagues. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has asked for public’s help in tracing Banerjee who originally hails from Indian state of West Bengal.
A Facebook page has been set up about him seeking people’s help in locating an extra-ordinary student that Sayak Banerjee has been since very early age.
Banerjee who completed his Ph.D. from Stanford in the year 2014 is known for his serious work on jet and rocket fuels. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. On April 20, his wife reported him missing after he didn’t arrive at Orlando International Airport. Detective Sal Zuno said Banerjee was scheduled to fly out of San Francisco International Airport, but there is no evidence he boarded a flight.
His friends have also approached India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking her help in finding the missing engineer. Vivek Mishra tweeted: @SushmaSwaraj ji please look into this matter and help the family of Sayak Banerjee from Kolkata. He is missing in USA since 20th April. The tweet was retweeted by several of his friends. Another friend, Rohit Tiwari, send out an SOS: Madam. My friend Sayak Banerjee is missing past 10 days. Studying at Stanford University, California. Pls Help. Papai tweeted: @SushmaSwaraj my friend sayak banerjee is missing from san carlos for 3 days. He is a postdoc of Stanford univ. kindly do something.
Reports suggest that Banerjee works as a mechanical engineer in the Bay Area. Meanwhile the Sheriff’s Office termed Banerjee’s disappearance as “abnormal,” but no evidence has surfaced to suggest foul play. “Nothing has turned up so far that suggests there was a problem,” Zuno reportedly said.
Anyone with information about Banerjee’s whereabouts can contact Detective Dan Hoss at 650-363-4066 or email@example.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 800-547-2700.