• Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
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PM’s niece Tulip gives birth to baby son

  • Published at 09:26 pm January 19th, 2019
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Raphael Mujib St John Percy, The newest great-grandson of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Facebook

The newest great-grandson of the Father of the Nation has been named Raphael Mujib

Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, gave birth to a baby son at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead in the UK.

Baby named Raphael Mujib St John Percy appeared just before 10am today, London based the Camden New Journal reported.

Prime minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana’s daughter Tulip Siddiq and her husband Christian Percy thanked the staff of the hospital.

“We are extremely grateful to the doctors, nurses, midwives and staff at the Royal Free hospital for their brilliant work and for looking after our son so well,” Siddiq said.

Raphael is the second child of Tulip, who gave birth to daughter Azalea in 2016.

Siddiq, the Hampstead and Kilburn MP, was at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead on Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after being taken by taxi to the House of Commons car park so that she could take part in the vote of confidence in Theresa May’s crisis-hit government, said the newspaper.

Earlier in the week, she had been pushed in a wheelchair to take part in Tuesday night’s Commons vote which saw MPs overwhelmingly reject May’s European Union withdrawal terms.

Siddiq had delayed the Caesarean in order to vote against the Brexit deal, raising new calls for a proxy system allowing MPs to vote without being present in special circumstances.