While the world brought in New Year with pomp and revelry, one father spent New Year’s eve by his son’s bed-side… in hospital.
His son is two-months old and in an incubator.
2013 ended with disaster for Shaikh Sayed Bavazeer.
His 23-year-old wife met with a tragic accident that killed her while she was pregnant. The child was saved, though born very pre-mature.
But Bavazeer, who hails from Hyderabad in India and works as a storekeeper in Dubai, looks into the year ahead 2014 and sees hope.
Hope in his son who bravely battles to live. Hope in his other child, a one-year old daughter who waits for her father and brother back in India, knowing she will never see her mother again.
Close friends of Shaikh who spoke to Emirates 24|7 say the baby is in Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai.
A social worker involved in the case says the baby, who has been named Mohammed, may be discharged within a week.
In the second week of September 2013, Sheikh brought his five-month pregnant wife Kauser Nahdi (23) and one- year-old daughter Wadha on a visit visa to Dubai.
His wife wanted to celebrate Eid with her husband in Dubai and so he extended the visit for a month.
On a Friday evening (October 25) Kausar was walking with her relatives in Hor Al Anz when she accidentally slipped and fell on a foot path.
She was admitted to hospital and a baby boy was born premature, named Mohammed.
Kauser suffered several complications from the birth and the premature deliver and she died on November 11, 2013, of septic shock according to sources close to the family.
“He did not know what to do. Sheikh left with her dead body for her burial in India, leaving behind his baby Mohammed in the hospital. He then left his daughter with the parents in Hyderabad and returned to Dubai to take care of two-month old Mohammed.”
Sheikh’s friends are worried that he may not be able to clear the final hospital bill.
“As on December 23, 2013, the amount is Dh145,830, but the final amount will get to know only at the time of discharge,” says a social worker, handling the case.