Riyadh: A maternal death in the Gulf rattled the family of an NRI, who has been running pillar to post to complete the lengthy legal formalities to repatriate his wife’s body.
Wife of Mohammed Abdul Shahnawaz, Parveen Sultana, a native of Hassan Nagar in Shivarampally in Hyderabad, developed labour pain and was admitted to a hospital in Dammam on Tuesday, where she delivered a baby boy but passed away the following day. The couple is already survived by a year-old son.
Shahnawaz, holding his kids, has been running around different offices with passport and Iqama copies to take his wife’s body to Hyderabad. Some Malayali nurses working in the hospital, where Sultana died, contacted prominent Indian community leader Nas Vanakkam and briefed him about the tragedy.
He plunged into action and sought the help of the Indian Embassy to issue the death certificate to Sultana and birth certificate to the newborn.
Shahnawaz is likely to travel to Hyderabad on Sunday or Monday, after completing the legal formalities, along with his wife’s body and his kids.