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Sadiq is a fictional character played by Omi Vaidya in the television series The Office. He is the seventh IT guy before Dunder Mifflin is acquired by Sabre and he is replaced by Nick.

Season 2

Sadiq is an IT Technician from Pittsburgh. He is introduced in "Email Surveillance" when he installs an e-mail surveillance program onto Michael's computer. Before entering the building, Michael spots Sadiq through his window and concludes in a panic that he is a terrorist. Sadiq comes to Jim's party, much to the chagrin of Michael.

Season 4

Sadiq returns in "Fun Run", cleaning a computer virus from Pam's computer which she got after clicking on a link for a video of a celebrity sex tape. Because he was in the office at the time, he ends up at Michael's meeting about religion. Here, he reveals that he is a Sikh, restores vintage cars, listens to NPR, and likes hip hop music. Michael only seems to be interested in learning what religion Sadiq is.

Season 6

When Dunder Mifflin is acquired by Sabre, Sadiq loses his job, as Sabre brings in the eighth IT guy, Nick. In "Whistleblower", Dwight claims that the employees enjoyed Sadiq's company more than Nick's, as Sadiq kept to himself. ("Sabre")

Season 7

Michael Scott recites all the IT guys they've had in backwards order with descriptive titles instead of names. Sadiq is referred to as Turban.

Goofs

  • Sikhism forbids cutting of body hair (including facial hair), but Sadiq is clean-shaven.
  • The name "Sadiq" is Muslim in origin, not Sikh.
  • Sadiq's turban is poorly done. Reddit discussion.

One possible explanation for these inconsistencies is that Sadiq grew up Muslim but recently converted to Sikhism.

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