Rohina Bhandari, 49, who lived in New York City, suffered fatal bites on both legs while diving in Costa Rica.
A 49-year-old private equity manager of Wall Street was killed by a tiger shark while diving with a group on a Costa Rican island, officials said.
Rohina Bhandari, 49, who lived on the Upper East Side, suffered fatal bites on both legs Thursday while diving into a group near Coco Island, a national park about 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, said the Ministry of Environment in a statement.
Bhandari was a senior director at WL Ross & Co. LL, a firm founded by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and often attended charity events in New York City.
The death of the vibrant brunette surprised her friends.
MAN VERY MISSED BY THE SHARK WHILE FISHING OFF CALIFORNIA BEACH
"Incredibly sad and heartbreaking news that Rohina is dead," Julie Walker, one of her Facebook friends, published.
"He was a wonderful person who loved life, I will always remember his kindness, friendship and adventures together."
Tiger sharks are predators that are often found around the Pacific islands.
According to a report from the local Nation, it was the dive guide of the group that noticed the shark approaching underwater and trying to scare it.
But when they surfaced, the shark swam directly towards Bhandari and began to bite his legs.
The guide tried to help, and was also bitten, according to the report.  Read more from the New York Post.