May 14 : Dia Mirza celebrates her son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi’s first birthday today. The child was born on May 14 last year. However, he was born premature and had to go through a long and tough journey in the hospital. Wishing little Avyaan on his special day, Dia called him a “miracle”, a “warrior” and recalled the days when he was struggling for life in the hospital.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Dia shared a cute picture of Avyaan with his mom and dad Vaibhav Rekhi. Sharing an emotional post on Saturday, Dia wrote, "Our Jaan, our miracle, you were born on this day 1 year ago with the song ‘Imagine’ playing. You were 3 months premature at 820 gms. 36 hours after birth we discovered you had necrotising enterocolitis and had to go through life saving surgery. You were cared for and nourished in the NICU with a stoma for 90days and finally sent home to us with a stoma.”
Dia added, "After you had gained strength and weight you went back to hospital for a 2nd surgery that lasted four and half hours. The doctors prepared us for the worst and said it would take a minimum of 21 days before you could be back home with us.."
Dia revealed how amazed they were when he uttered the first word and it was tiger. “Avyaan Azaad, you were ready to be home with us on day 9 our warrior. Your grace, your strength, your determination to fight the odds is so inspiring. Our son, you are now catching up on all your milestones, are happy, playful and loving. You fill our heart with joy and gratitude every single day. We are amazed and amused that your first spoken word is – Tiger,” she continued.
Dia expressed gratitude to his doctors and nurses and said, “We remain grateful to all of your doctors and nurses for taking such good care of you. Avyaan Azaad, you have inherited a world that will count on your love, grace, empathy and kindness. Make your own way our darling. Just as you do every day. Always remember - you are love Happy Birthday our son. Thank you for choosing us.”
Avyaan was showered with love and Dia received a lot of support from her friends and fans after she shared the post. Sophie Choudry wrote, "Happy happy bday Avyaan… You are so loved! May you always be blessed with happiness & health." Gul Panag commented, "Happy Birthday Avyaan. May you have long, healthy and prosperous life." Actors Esha Gupta and Sagarika Ghatge dropped heart emojis.