TOI food critic still missing in Taj terror attack

28 November 2008

Sabina Sehgal Saikia, the resident food critic of India’s largest selling English newspaper The Times of India, is still missing, 48 hours after the hostage crisis began at The Taj Mahal hotel in Bombay.

Delhi-based Sabina was in Bombay for the wedding reception of fellow Times editor Bachi Karkaria‘s son on Wednesday. She returned to her suite in The Taj early complaining of fatigue, according to a report in the newspaper but has not been heard from since Thursday morning.

“I received the last SMS from her at 0130 hrs IST (Thursday). It her last SMS and she was very worried,” her husband Santanu Saikia said. “The SMS was sent to Taj’s PRO as well.”

About 20 minutes before that, hotel employees had got an SMS from Sabina saying: ”they are in my bathroom”.

Photograph: courtesy The Times of India

Also read: Sabina Sehgal Saikia still missing

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