Google Mentor Rajeev Motwani Dies

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 08, 2009

Rajeev Motwani, the mentor of Google’s co-founders (when they were graduates) has died a drowning accident at this California home.

"We’re kind of in limbo. It could have been a simple accident or many other things," was cited by a California police to San Jose Mercury News, a Silicon Valley news outlet.

He is survived by his wife Asha Jadeja and daughters Naitri and Anya.

Rajeev Motwani is IIT-Kanpur educated and a Stanford professor — who inspired the co-founders of Google and influenced a generation of computer scientists.

Rajeev apart from Google sat on the boards of prominent companies such as Kaboodle, Mimosa System, Adchemy, Baynote, Vuclip, NeoPath networks.

Prior to his involvement with Google, Motwani founded the Rajeev Motwani(MIDAS), an umbrella organization for several groups looking into new and innovative data management concepts.

His contributions to the field of "data mining" influenced Sergey Brin and Larry Page, said a news agency.

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