Coq dArgent restaurant at No 1 Poultry and jumped 80ft to his death. Friends have struggled to understand why the talented banker, who was also a former BBC radio presenter, would take his own life. Attention has focused on why Mr Malde was asked to leave work early on Friday over an IT matter. Deutsche Bank said he had not been sacked, but was told not to come back until called by the firm. His mother Naina, an art teacher, and father Bharat, a psychologist, have returned to their f amily home in Yarm near Stockton- on-Tees after spend- ing the last few days in London. They said in a statement: We are absolutely devastated. He was an inspiration to so many. He meant everything to us. Mr Malde read geography at St Peters College where he worked on university newspapers and student radio. He also interviewed former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell in Oxford for the BBC. A university friend, Ravi Chopra, 23, described him as a knight in shining armour, adding: Jools was an incred- ibly dedicated friend. He wouldnt think twice about putting himself out for people around him. THE last friend to see the City banker who leapt from a London restaurant terrace told today how his pal had seemed happy and carefree shortly before his death. David Langer spent Saturday night with Anjool Malde, leaving his flat on Sunday morning -- just a few hours before the stockbroker, dressed in his best Hugo Boss suit, jumped to his death holding a glass of champagne. Mr Langer, a fel- low Oxford graduate and internet entre- preneur, revealed how Mr Malde, who worked at Deutsche Bank, had appeared in good spirits and his usual self. They had discussed Mr Maldes 25th birthday party, which would have been tonight and was to have been hosted by the bankers own events company, alphaparties, at Amuse Bouche in Soho. Mr Langer said: He seemed completely normal. He didnt say anything about problems at work or anything else that may have been getting him down. We went to a party together and then we went back to his. I saw him on Sunday morning when I left. It was a total shock when I found out what happened later. He left Mr Maldes flat near Liverpool Street station shortly before midday, when Mr Malde walked to the nearby London Lite Thursday, 9 July 2009 19 City broker was carefree and happy before his death leap Students missout onplaces UP to 50,000 students will be denied university places this summer amid record demand for degrees. Figures published today show that almost 600,000 people have applied to start courses this year, up by 60,000 on 2008. But ministers have imposed a funding freeze that will allow universities to take on only 3,000 extra students nationally. the figures represent more desperate news for young people. Unemployment among graduates has boomed during the downturn. by georgina littlejohn LittleVoiceisto gettheXFactor X FACTOR star Diana Vickers will perform in the West End revival of The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice. Jane Horrocks won acclaim in 1992 for her role in the show, where a lonely girl impersonates such singers as Edith Piaf and Shirley Bassey. Get on down to attract the girls MEN who can dance well are more likely to attract women, according to a new study. German researchers found that being good on the dance floor gives an impression of strength and the ability to father healthy children. Party king: Anjool Malde ran a company organising events Party: invite to Mr Maldes birthday tonight index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html