Pravin Mathew Varughese, son of Mathew and Lovely Varughese, was born on July 29, 1994 in Evanston, Illinois. He has one older sister, Priya, and a younger sister, Preethi. Pravin attended Niles West High School and graduated in 2012. He was a member of the cross country and track teams all four years and also a member of DECA, a business club. He later was accepted to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he was studying criminal justice in hopes of becoming a police officer.
Pravin's unique personality was recognized at a very young age. He had a gift: the ability to make everyone laugh. Every person he met has at least one memory of him doing or saying something obnoxious, just to get him or her to laugh. No matter what he said, he very easily brought a smile to everyone's face. His charismatic and easy-going personality was capable of lighting up any conversation.
Pravin loved to eat, take adventures, try new things, and spend time with his friends and family. He lived life to the fullest and accomplished so much in nineteen short years, and we are so proud of him for that. His sense of humor and caring personality captured the hearts of so many people, and this is evident from on all the love and support that we have received during this difficult time. Pravin will always be remembered by his parents, sisters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
We all love our Pravin so much and we cannot wait to see him again soon.