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There's a reason why 'maasi' is believed to be 'maa jaisi'! Being a maasi gives you a reason to spoil your sister's little one with unconditional love and attention, while the munchkin is lucky to have you in his/her life for you are the perfect combination of a mother and a friend for them. Just how a maasi makes the life of her niece and nephew sweeter, the little ones too, make her day with a just smile on their face and the tightest hug. (Also Read: Sayali Bhagat Of 'The Train' Fame Announces She Has Embraced Motherhood And Introduces Her Baby Girl)
Anam Mirza was the happiest when her sister, Sania Mirza had embraced motherhood and had given birth to their little bundle of joy, Izhaan Mirza Malik. To announce the special news, the proud khaala Anam had shared a caricature on her IG handle, which had #BabyMirzaMalikIsHere written on it. Anam had captioned it as “It’s a boyyyy!!!! Alhamduilllllaaahhhh!!! @mirzasaniar @realshoaibmalik #babymirzamalik 30.10.18.” Since then, Anam cherishes every moment with her little nephew and delights her fans with glimpses of their quality time.
A while back, Anam Mirza posted an IG story with her little bundle of joy, Izhaan Mirza Malik in which we could see them walking hand-in-hand. While Anam sported a black-and-white striped t-shirt with orange pants, Izhaan looked super-adorable in a mustard coloured t-shirt with a black lower. Captioning her perfect picture with Izhaan as they had spent some quality time, Anam wrote, “Teaching me how to take baby steps @izhaanmirzamalik.”
When Izhaan Mirza Malik had turned 1, his khaala, Anam Mirza had penned a heartfelt wish for her ‘Izzy baby’ with a picture from his birthday bash. Captioning the cuddly picture with Izhaan, Anam had written, “You came into our life a year ago and life hasn't been the same. Thank you for teaching us how to love unconditionally, thank you for teaching us so much patience, thank you for reminding us of all the little blessings of life and thank you for letting us kiss you so much. You're a blessing in every way and beyond. I love you izzy baby, one year of absolute joy. So proud of every baby step (literally) you take.”
When Anam Mirza had turned 26 on February 24, 2020, she was flooded with best wishes from her family and friends, but it was her nephew, Izhaan Mirza Malik's wish that had stolen the limelight. With a picture from Anam’s pre-wedding bash, Izhaan’s birthday wish for his khaala could be read as “Happy birthday day Kooooo... I love you and you are the best. Oh and keep feeding me chocolates and cake when amma is not watching then I may love you more... ok bye.” To which, Anam replied, “I miss you soooooo much.” (Also Read: Esha Deol Celebrates Daughter, Miraya Takhtani's First Birthday With Scrumptious Unicorn-Themed Cake)
Due to the overnight lockdown imposed in the countries, a lot of people got stuck where they were, away from their families while some were lucky to be with their loved ones. Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik are lucky to be with their respective families in Hyderabad and Pakistan, but away from each other. But more than the thought of being with each other, Sania and Shoaib are clueless when their son, Izhaan Mirza Malik, who is staying with his amma, will be able to meet his father.
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Sania Mirza talks about how she derives strength from her family, especially her son, Izhaan Mirza Malik during the tough phase of the pandemic. Sania remarked, “I drive strength from my family, especially my son Izhaan. No matter how bad my day is, his smile makes everything better. I’m sure we all have that one person who makes us feel that way. Keep them closer.”
How difficult it is for her and Shoaib Malik to stay from each other, Sania Mirza said, “We’re stuck in two different countries and we definitely don’t know when this is going to end. That’s a huge thing to deal with. But we stay in touch on calls.” Revealing what Izhaan Mirza Malik does when he remembers his abba, Shoaib, Sania continued, “He’s at an age when he has started recognising and responding. Though he can’t really speak, but there are random times when he says ‘baba’ out of nothing. Probably that’s him missing his dad. So, it hasn’t been easy, but we need to be grateful that we’re safe.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Treats Wife Mira Kapoor With 'Best Pasta' As He Cooks For The First Time In Five Years)
What’s your fondest memory with your niece/nephew? Let us know!
On April 23, 2018, ace tennis player, Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband, Shoaib Malik had announced of Sania's first pregnancy. 6 months later, the doting couple became parents on October 30, 2018, when their baby boy was born. They lovingly named their little cotton ball, Izhaan Mirza Malik. Sania Mirza is ridingRead More