Grief-stricken family’s tribute to Hainault mum who died after giving birth

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 September 2015

Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26

Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26


A devastated mum has paid tribute to her “beautiful” daughter following her tragic death less than a week after giving birth.

Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26

Nandini Dharmaseelan said Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26, from Hainault, was “so full of life” and “couldn’t wait” to take her newborn daughter home.

However, the former Caterham High School student died less than a week after the birth when she was unable to recover from major surgery, becoming unwell following a caesarean section.

Hundreds turned out to say their final goodbyes to Shalini on Saturday at the City of London Crematorium, Manor Park.

Nandini, who says her daughter’s death is still being investigated, said: “She was such a homely girl and wore her heart on her sleeve. We will always remember her caring nature and infectious smile.

“She had the most beautiful smile which lit up any room and she always put everyone’s needs before her own.”

The University of East London (UEL) psychology graduate, who worked as an alumni advancement officer at the university, leaves behind husband Ganesh Ram Viswanathan, toddler Aayush and baby Anjali Shalini.

Nandini said: “He [Aayush] was her pride and joy and not a moment went past without her telling us how lucky she was to have him and Ganesh in her life.

“She always said being a mother was her biggest achievement and spent every free moment she had nurturing and loving him.

“Her beautiful baby girl, Anjali Shalini, was born and she couldn’t wait to go home with her and start the next chapter in her life but that was not to be.”

Shocked family and friends took to Facebook to pay tribute to the young mum.

Amie Murphy said: “You have been taken from us too soon and there are no words to ease this tragic loss. I miss your happy smiling face, your caring nature and your loyal friendship.”

Sanna Khan said: “You’ve touched the lives of so many and that was so evident today [at the funeral]. Something we all had in common was how we all remember your beautiful smile.”

Sherene Eddings said: “God has taken another angel. You will be missed by so many and I’m so glad to have had u as a friend xx.”

“Shalini was so full of life and was taken away from us far too soon,” said Nandini. “It’s still hard to believe she is not here with us.

“We’ll miss her beautiful smile, her laughter and her sense of humour. She was our angel and we will miss her till the end of time. Rest in peace our baby girl, until we meet again, all our love mum, dad and Nishy [her brother Nishanth].”

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