Note!! Nissha G Patel is not dead. Someone with her same name died tragically in NJ.


Nisha Patel was among the three family who got drowned in their backyard pool while trying to rescue an 8-year-old girl who had fallen in.

According to police report an 8-year-old girl, her mother, Nisha Patel, 33, and her paternal grandfather, Bharat Patel, 62, all drowned in the above-ground pool in their East Brunswick home Monday afternoon.

The 3 year girl had fallen into the swiming pool, and her grandfather and mother were trying to save her when they too began to drown.

None of the three family member could swim, East Brunswick Lt. Frank Sutter said.

The backyard swimming pool

The pool was mostly about 3 1/2 feet deep, but had a deep end which was about 7 feet deep, the prosecutor’s office said. Real estate listings show that the pool was already installed when the Patel family purchased the home in April.

The family had moved into the home just 20 days earlier, police said.

“This is a devastating day for our entire community and we are working to determine exactly what happened,” said East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco.

Dr. Nisha Patel was also the US Program officer at the Bill Gates Foundation. She oversaw 17 BILLION in Federal Grants & budget spending.