Heartbreaking News of Sandip Nirmel ’21



Dear Harvard College Students,

I am heartbroken to share with you that Sandip Nirmel ’21 passed away yesterday with his parents at his side after battling an extended illness. Sandip was a deeply valued and loved member of the College and Dunster House communities. My deepest condolences are with Sandip’s family and loved ones during this time.

Sandip was a brilliant and inquisitive student, who was concentrating in Computer Science with an emphasis in Mind, Brain, and Behavior. He was also a Case Team Leader in the Harvard Consulting Group and the Vice Chair of the Harvard Society for Mind, Brain, and Behavior. Sandip’s profound love for Harvard College and his community of friends and fellow students should serve as an inspiration to us all.

There are no adequate words to capture the pain and grief you may feel in learning of Sandip’s passing. As you grieve, I encourage you to turn to family members, friends, or others close to you who can help you process this loss. For those of you who are still on campus, there are resources available to you. The Chaplains Office (617-495-5529) is open Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Counselors are also available 24/7 at Harvard University Health Services (617-495-5711).

Dunster House will host a gathering in their JCR today at 5:00 pm. They encourage you to come by if you can, even if only to support others.

Please join me in offering our community’s thoughts and deepest sympathies to Sandip’s family and friends during this painful time.


Dean Khurana