Keshab Preshad Ghimire '07, who journeyed more than 7,000 miles from his native Nepal to attend Hamilton, was born on June 23, 1982. A son of Jagannath and Nirmala Devi Ghimire, he came to the College in 2003 from Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu and quickly demonstrated his aptitude for computer science, in which he concentrated. While still a freshman, he was awarded the Sam Welsch Memorial Prize Scholarship in that field. Quietly reserved but with a ready smile, he attended Hamilton for a year, and then went on leave, but returned for the spring semester of 2005. At that time he evidenced his interest in helping underprivileged children by participating in the Urban Service Experience in Utica during spring break. He also continued to do excellent academic work, and he stayed on campus during the summer to carry out a research project in computer science.
Tragically, Keshab Ghimire, who had a clinical history of depression, was found dead in his campus room on the evening of June 24, 2005. It was the day after his 23rd birthday. He is survived by his parents in Kathmandu, and by siblings. A memorial service was held in the College Chapel in September, after classes had resumed.