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Just one year back, you go through the labour pain to bring your little bundle of joy in this world (which though, seems just like yesterday) and now, a year later, you are thinking of the best ideas for the first birthday celebrations of the little one! After all, your little dollop of happiness completing one year in the world definitely calls for some celebrations, right? One celebrity, who is celebrating one year of her little son’s existence and a year of her being a mommy is the ace tennis player, Sania Mirza! (Also Read: Shweta Tiwari's Son And Daughter's 'Baby Shark' Rap Session On Bhai Dooj Is So Adorable)
It was on October 30, 2018, when Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik had embraced parenthood for the first time with the arrival of their ‘Baby Mirza Malik’. Do you know why Izhaan adds ‘Mirza Malik’ as his surname? A few months before delivering her firstborn, Sania had attended the UN Women India's launch of #MujheHaqHai campaign event, wherein she had revealed that their child won’t just take his/her father’s family name (i.e. Malik) forward but will have ‘Mirza Malik’ as the surname. How progressive!
On October 30, 2019, Izhaan Mirza Malik had turned 1 and to make his day super-special, his star parents, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik hosted a birthday bash in Dubai. Sania’s father, Imran Mirza shared glimpses from the birthday party of Izhaan and in a video that he posted, we could spot Sania helping her little one cut his Mickey Mouse-themed birthday cake while Shoaib held him in his arms. The birthday boy looked like a bundle of cuteness, dressed in a zebra-printed t-shirt and brown-coloured dungarees to go with it. Here’s an inside sneak peek of Izhaan’s first birthday bash:
To make Izhaan Mirza Malik’s birthday extra-special, everyone flooded social media with wonderful and heartfelt wishes for the little one. To begin with, it was his star mommy, Sania Mirza, who was the first one to post a lovely wish for her aankhon ka taara. Sharing a picture of ‘just born’ Izhaan, smiling on his first day in this world, Sania had written, “Exactly one year since you came into this world and became our world... you smiled the first day you were born and continue to spread smiles everywhere you go... my truest, purest most amazing boy... I LOVE YOU and I promise to be by your side until my last breath... Happy Birthday my little angel. I pray Allah gives you everything you work towards and desire and continue to grow into the most loving and gentle boy that you already are... InshaAllah... Thank you for choosing us my little Izhaan #HappybirthdayIzhaan.” (Also Read: Asin Gives A Sneak-Peak From Her Daughter, Arin's 2nd Birthday Party, Her Cake Looks Yummy)
In her next post, Sania Mirza had shared a video of an excited Izhaan, sitting on his khaala, Anam Mirza's lap, and had captioned it as “We’ve been looking forward to today for a bit now #Izzy." The proud daddy, Shoaib Malik shared a picture from the birthday bash, holding Izhaan in his arms, and had written, “Salgira Mubarak to my little man. May Allah bless always you my jaan” followed by a heart emoji.
Sania Mirza’s baby sister and Izhaan Mirza Malik’s khaala, Anam Mirza too had penned down a heartfelt wish for her ‘Izzy baby’. Posting a picture from the birthday bash, cuddling Izhaan in her arms, 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.” Anam’s soon-to-be-husband, Asad had also taken to his Instagram handle and wished the little munchkin. He had written, “Happy birthday izzu. Wish you the best of health and happiness.”
Do you remember the moment when baby Izhaan Mirza Malik had said ‘hello’ to the world? It was in December 2018, when Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza had treated their fans with a full picture of their ‘Baby Mirza Malik’, Izhaan, and had captioned his first-ever photo as “Living life in the fast lane can be fun! It’s time to say hello to the world”. (Also Read: Arpita Khan Sharma Flaunts Baby Bump In Family Portraits With Aayush And Ahil From Maldives Holiday)
Here’s wishing Sania and Shoaib’s small wonder, Izhaan, a belated happy birthday!