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Memorial Set for Brooklyn man who died in Mexico

January 5, 2015 Associated Press
This Dec. 30, 2014 image, released by Ad Purkh Kaur, the wife of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, shows Khalsa in the last selfie he took before going missing while hiking in rugged mountain terrain near the town of Tepoztlan, Mexico. AP Photo/Courtesy of Ad Purkh Kaur

A memorial service was set to be held Monday for a 25-year-old man from Brooklyn who died while hiking in rugged mountains in central Mexico.

Memorial events were scheduled all day at a Sikh place of worship in Sterling, Virginia, where Hari Simran Singh Khalsa worked as a co-director and yoga instructor.

Khalsa’s body was found Friday after he had been missing for four days in mountains about an hour south of Mexico City. He and his wife lived in Leesburg, Virginia and had gone to Mexico for a yoga retreat.

Khalsa, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, planned to move with his wife back to Park Slope, where his parents direct the Park Slope Kundalini Yoga Center.  

He graduated from nearby Adelphi University.

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Information from: WUSA-TV, http://www.wusatv9.com

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