Media mourns loss of Sabina Sehgal Saikia

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media | December 01, 2008
Saikia, consulting editor of The Times of India, was a victim of the terror attacks in Mumbai last week

The Mumbai & #BANNER1 & # terror which created a nightmare on the streets of the fun-loving city claimed another victim from the media fraternity, one whose loss will be mourned by all in the industry. Sabina Sehgal Saikia was staying on the sixth floor of the Taj Mahal hotel, when terrorists stormed it on November 26. She was in Mumbai to attend a wedding function. Reportedly, the last message from her side said that the terrorist had entered her bathroom, while she was hiding under the bed. Following that sms, there was no news from her till her body was found on Saturday.

Saikia was consulting editor with The Times of India and a well-known food critic. Her column, Main Course, which appeared in Delhi Times, was a popular one on the subject of eating out.

At TOI, Saikia was part of the launch team of Sunday Times and had also been a political correspondent. Subsequently, she became the editor of Delhi Times, and played a key role in giving it a trendy and youthful look. Saikia is an alumnus of Lady Sriram College and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.

She is survived by her husband, Santanu Saikia, and two children - daughter Arundhati, 14 and son Aniruddha, 11.

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