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Indian Software industry evangelist dies in Sydney

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The one thing that caught your attention about Dewang Mehta was his passion for the Indian software industry and the dramatic manner in which he spoke. However, the 38-year old passed away quietly and alone in a five star hotel in Sydney this morning, shocking the entire software industry with his untimely death. 

Mehta was part of a technology delegation led by IT Minister Pramod Mahajan and was to catch this evening's flight (local time) for home. and he was supposed to check out of the Hotel Park Hyatt by 11:30 am this morning. When he failed to do so, the hotel staff broke open the door by 5 PM in the evening and found him dead in the room. No foul play is suspected so far and the cause of death is not known.

Mahajan told UNI that he met him on Wednesday night and he appeared to be hale and hearty. The shocked minister said he would try and bring back Mehta's body back on Friday after the local police had completed all the procedural formalities. Mehta was a bachelor.

Mehta also had links with the television industry. Quoting him from his website http://www.dewangmehta.com ," I've been working towards providing Internet Through Cable TV in India. One of my key objective is to promote local content development on Internet. My dream is to have at least 2mbps of bandwidth for every adult citizen of India."

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