Ms Gayatri Kharel completed her Masters in Civil Engineering from University of South Carolina, USA and worked as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina and as Assistant Bridge Seismic Engineer with the South Carolina Department of Transportation USA.
After returning to India she worked as a Structural Consultant in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and Sikkim. She was also a member of Structural Engineers Forum, Indian Institution of Valuers and the Rotary Club of Kalimpong.
She was diagnosed with cancer last winter and underwent an operation in Delhi after which she was undergoing chemotherapy in Siliguri since then. She died on 27Apr2012 of complications during her treatment.
SaveTheHills will always remember Gayatri for her gentleness, her quiet presence and willingness to be a part of all our activities.
She leaves behind her husband Ajit and two young sons.
R.I.P Gayatri, we will miss you.