Nikhil Bhatia


Age: 24

Indian PhD student at the Texas A&M University who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition from injuries he sustained during a near-drowning incident at Lake Bryan after he was rescued from a swollen lake in the hurricane-hit U.S. state of Texas while he had gone swimming in the lake along with another Indian student Shalini Singh when a sudden current of water pushed them deeper during tropical storms related to the historic Hurricane Harvey that killed at least 60 people and damaged or destroyed more than 48,000 homes, offices and other buildings across the state of Texas when it made landfall in southeastern Texas as a Category 4 hurricane along the U.S. Gulf Coast in late August 2017 as the catastrophic flooding continues to devastate the Greater Houston metropolitan area during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, in which it became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period in which no storms of such severity made landfall.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained from drowning in the floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey

Born: 1993

Died: August 30, 2017

Bryan, Texas