39-year-old mother of five dies of coronavirus leaves 13-year-old miracle quadruplets behind

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A mother of five tragically leaves behind her 13-year-old quadruple miracles after dying from a coronavirus.

Shabnum Sadiq, who worked as a “dedicated” Slough borough councilor for the Labor party, died on Monday of complications from Covid-19.

The 39-year-old went to Pakistan for a wedding in early March, but was struck by the virus five days after the short trip.

Cllr Haqeeq Dar, family friend and colleague from Wexham Lea Labor, said Shabnum was struggling to breathe with a ventilator for 24 days before his death.

Shabnum Sadiq leaves behind quadruple miracles Maheen, Zareen, Haider and Zayan who are now 13 years old

Shabnum Sadiq leaves behind quadruple miracles Maheen, Zareen, Haider and Zayan who are now 13 years old

He said, “It is a great loss. She was a very hard-working colleague and advisor who always stood out. She was a fighter and fought for 24 days on a fan, which is long.

“Cllr Sadiq was always ready to go with a smile. It made your day just by being there, which has made a difference in the lives of many people. She was still active, but that’s just one of those things. It’s a tragedy. She only went to a wedding in early March on a short eight-day trip.

“But she never came back. She had only been there for five days when she contracted the virus. I can’t believe she left.

On June 26, 2006, Shabnum gave birth to quadruplets by planned cesarean section, beating 729,000 for a chance to produce naturally designed quads.

The surprising news came despite a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome, raising her fear that she might not even have children.

But it beat the odds of 729,000 to one to produce naturally designed quads.

Councilors and Director of Slough and Eton CofE Business and Enterprise College Offer Condolences After Councilor Sadiq's Death

Councilors and Director of Slough and Eton CofE Business and Enterprise College Offer Condolences After Councilor Sadiq’s Death

Shabnum was elected to the Wexham Lea neighborhood in May 2016, serving on various council committees.

The 39-year-old had also been a senior member of early childhood education and services in Slough, Berkshire.

Councilor James Swindlehurst, Council Leader, said, “It is very shocking to all of us and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Shabnum was elected to the Wexham Lea neighborhood in May 2016, serving on various council committees

Shabnum was elected to the Wexham Lea neighborhood in May 2016, serving on various council committees

“Shabnum was a dedicated councilor and although it was only her first term, she had made a contribution far beyond the years she had spent in the council room.

“We have worked closely together and personally, I will miss her very much. It is a significant loss to the council and the city, but it is nothing compared to the loss that his family, close friends and community are currently experiencing.

“It made us realize that not only is this virus something that we have to deal with as a city, but also personally; through our work, through our actions and through our grief for those he took.

“Behind every statistic on this virus, there is a torn family and there is no more striking example of this, for us on the board, than losing one of our colleagues.

“May she rest in peace and her family will find comfort in the love they had for all of them. “

Shabnum is survived by her husband and five children.

The flags of the Observatory House and St Martins Place council offices flutter at half-mast as a sign of respect.

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