His mother-in-law, Dee Persaud, described him as fun-loving, brilliant, kind and generous, not just to his wife, but to everyone around him, NBC Connecticut TV reported Thursday. "There is never a time he is not there for us," she told the station.
The Danbury News-Times quoted a family friend, Mina Patel, as saying that Tomar and his wife Reshma were known in the local Indian community as hard workers who helped others. "Everybody has their dream when they come to America," the newspaper quoted her. "They were living theirs." The TV station reported that Persaud said Tomar's body was identified from his dental records.