In 15 years, Sharifa delivers her 13th child

    Children a perennial source of happiness, says husband

    Sharifa, 33, couldn’t hide her happiness when doctors congratulated her for her 13th child. Sharifa, a resident of Thrissur district, delivered her first child at the age of 18. Her husband Hanif, a native of Tamil Nadu, is a daily wage earner in an eating joint.

    In the last 15 years, she gave birth to 13 children. Her eldest child is in the ninth standard and others are in many stages of development.

    Hanif also expressed his happiness for becoming a father once again. He said children are a blessing of Allah and the couple will continue to produce children till their health permits.

    However, a medical staff privately expressed their concern over the health of the mother and the financial security of the family. Sharifa looks anaemic and impoverished.