Mother of five, 39, dies of coronavirus and leaves wondrous quadruplets, 13, after falling ill while traveling to Pakistan
- Shabnum Sadiq fell ill with coronavirus after traveling for a wedding in March
- She fought on ventilator for 24 days before dying yesterday
- Dedicated councilor from Slough was the mother of wonder quads, now 13
A mother of five tragically leaves her 13-year-old wonder quadrant after her death from the coronavirus.
Shabnum Sadiq, who worked as a ‘committed’ Slough Borough city councilor representing the Labor party, died Monday of complications from Covid-19.
The 39-year-old had traveled to Pakistan for a wedding in early March, but was hit by the virus five days after the short trip.
Family friend and fellow Wexham Lea Labor representative, Cllr Haqeeq Dar, says Shabnum fought to breathe with a ventilator 24 days before her death.
Shabnum Sadiq leaves miracle quads behind Maheen, Zareen, Haider and Zayan who are now 13
He said, “It is a great loss. She was a colleague and a very hardworking councilor who always introduced herself. She was a fighter and fought on a ventilator for 24 days.
Cllr Sadiq was always ready with a smile. She made your day just by being there, which made a difference in many people’s lives. She was always active, but it is only one of those things. It is a drama. She didn’t go to a wedding until early March on a short eight-day trip.
“But she never came back. She was only there five days when she contracted the virus. I just can’t believe she’s gone. ‘
On June 26, 2006, Shabnum spawned quadruple cesarean section, beating 729,000 at one chance to produce naturally designed quads.
The surprising news came despite a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which left her worried she might not even be able to have more children.
But she has beaten 729,000 in one odds to produce naturally designed quads.
Shabnum was elected to the Wexham Lea section in May 2016 and was a member of several council committees.
The 39-year-old had also been a senior member of education and child services in Slough, Berkshire.
Councilors and Director of Slough and Eton CofE Business and Enterprise College Express Condolences After Councilman Sadiq Dies
Councilor Councilor James Swindlehurst said: “This is very shocking to all of us and our thoughts are with her family and friends.
Shabnum was a committed councilor and although she was only in her first term in office, she had contributed well beyond the years spent in the council chamber.
“We have worked closely together and personally I will miss her very much. This is a significant loss to the congregation and the city, but is nothing compared to the loss her family, close friends, and the community are now feeling.
‘This has made it clear to us that as a city we are not only dealing with this virus, but also personally; through our work, through our actions, and through our grief for those who took it.
‘Behind every statistic of this virus is a family that has been torn apart and there is no clearer example of this for us in the municipality than the loss of one of our colleagues.
“May she rest in peace and her family can find comfort in the love she had for all of them.”
Shabnum is survived by her husband and five children.
The flags at the offices of the Observatory Observatory House and St Martins Place hang at half-mast as a mark of respect.