It brings us great sadness to share with you the recent news about two of our dear Reps we will so fondly remember. Nagarjuna Verma and Rahid Hasan of the Mozilla South Asia community are no longer with us.
Arjun – widely known by his IRC nick, Infinity – was an Indian developer contributor to WebRTC, privacy, a wildlife advocate, and an adventurer-kid at core. He spoke ideas, and helped to improve Mozilla India’s developer engagement and relations. He was recently studying in Amsterdam VU, and living his life to the fullest with friends. We got to know that during one of his adventure outings in Germany last week, he passed away of natural causes.
Rahid was one of the front-line community leaders, Mobilizer & Mozilla Rep from Bangladesh, with passion for open source and mobile app development. He was also a curious and jolly persona – an all around awesome person. We got the news that during the Eid vacation in his hometown, Rahid passed away in a tragic accident. Reps Council member Emma Irwin wrote a post about Rahid, and I think it is fair to say it sums up the feelings of many of us who were touched by him.
Both passings are extremely sad, for it was not their time. They had so much to contribute to the world, to the society, and to the Web – as they so passionately continued to do. They’ve inspired many Mozillians, and even though we have a heavy heart, we know that their inspiration, legacy and memory will sustain us moving forward.
Thanks to Soumya Deb and the other Reps who helped write this post.