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When Love Stands Bravely Against Unbearable Grief

October 24, 2001 | Steve Lopez
Los Angeles Times
“The visits began two days after her husband was killed aboard American Flight 11 when it crashed into the World Trade Center.

Prasanna Kalahasthi, a 25-year-old dental school student at USC, would stop by the campus office of Nadadur S. Kumar, a stranger who would become a friend. She would sit in the same chair every time, the one by the big picture window, and speak dreamily of a love that had come to her like a sweet surprise…”

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Suicide Plants the Seed of a New Appreciation for Life and Family

September 15, 2002 | Steve Lopez
Los Angeles Times

“Nadadur S. Kumar had started in the direction of 36th and Catalina streets several times, but the memory always turned him around. This time he set out walking from the USC campus under a stubborn sun, turned onto Catalina from Jefferson, and stopped his journey once again. 'I don't know if I can do this,' he said, as he weighed the price of continuing against the cost of turning back. Almost 11 months had passed since police called him to the apartment building just up the street…”

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