TRIBUTES to the "kind" and "happy" Feltham teen who drowned while trying to save her cousin continue to pour in.
Teachers who taught 15-year-old Kajil Devi at Feltham Community school were quick to express their sadness at the news of her death, while friends and family have flooded a Facebook tribute page.
Alex Pett, Kajil's maths teacher and form tutor told how Kajil, who had aspirations to be a lawyer, was "tremendously gifted" at mathematics and was an asset to the school, he said: "Kajil had all the qualities any teacher could want from a student. She was knowledgeable, diligent, kind, humble, inquisitive, methodical, neat, well presented and clear about her own future.
"Alongside this was her gift of helping others. Her help was always offered with absolute humility and truly empowered her friends and peers.
"None of us at Feltham can remember a time when we saw Kajil upset. She was always the happiest student in her group. Many of us were fortunate to be blessed with her friendship and kindness.
"In a relatively short space of time, she made firm friendships and her talent shone out across the school."
Friends and family will gather at Hanworth Crematorium from 9.30am tomorrow (tues)for Kajil's funeral, following a service from 8.30am at the Gurdwara in King Street, Southall.
Kajil, died last Monday after getting out of her depth in the water while on a family day trip to Costwold Country Park and Beach.
Head of Feltham Community College, Victoria Eadie said: "We were all privileged in knowing Kajil.
"She was an inspiration to us all and her memory will live on through the success of her friends – just as she would have wished."
Hundreds of friends and well-wishers have posted on a Facebook group set up in her memory named, 'Rest In Peace Kajil Devi Going To Be Missed By Many.'
Wall posts on the group include one from Calum 'Torres' Graves reading: "It feels like a part of me has been ripped out.
"She was amazing, smart and a well talented person, such heroic acts, cost her life.
"All her friends are still grieving and no doubt will be for a long time."
Fatima Yusef wrote: "Kajil, you were crazy, clever, fun, kind and lively and you were a genuine friend.
"You had so much to give, not just to me but for everyone
"You could easily make me laugh even at the worst of times."
Another friend Nav Shallon wrote: "Rest In Peace Kajil, I hope you know that everyone loved you and that you were an amazing and beautiful girl. You'll never be forgotten."