Sabina, consulting editor with the TOI and a noted food critic, had come to Taj to attens a wedding. Her husband Shantanu Saikia said that he has had no contact with her since early Thursday, Nov 27 morning. He revealed that Sabina was on the sixth floor of the hotel when the terrorists attacked. "I received the last SMS from her at 0130 hrs IST (Thursday). It her last SMS and she was very worried," Shantanu said. About 2:00 hrs IST, hotel employees got an SMS from Sabina saying ''they are in my bathroom''. This was the last anyone heard or saw of her till the security officials found her body in the bathroom.
Sabina leaves behind her husband and two children - a daughter aged 14 and son aged 11.