As several celebrities penned heartwarming posts for their mothers on Sunday, the most heartwarming one came from model-cum-actor Adnan Malik.
The Sadqay Tumhare star paid an ode to his deceased house help, Nisar, who was just like a mother to him. He uploaded an adorable pictures from his childhood to relay the role she had played in raising him. Not to mentioned, Malik coupled those with an elaborate note that almost made us cry.
He started off by saying, "Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging Nisar my second mother, who I regret not having honoured with the title when she was alive, even though she dedicated her adult life to raising me as her own."
Malik recalled how she was also his roommate for the first 11 years of his life, always there for a silly laugh, an embrace and even in his sleep. "I could just look at you and a knowing smile would break out on my face - you made life that simple," added the actor.
He mentioned how Nisar would dress him "with great panache," just like a mother does. And she even fixed his broken Punjabi. "You loved all my friends as much as I loved them, and were always in my corner, no matter what. You even knew all the family secrets, but would hold them with integrity and honour (and often a wry smile)," he shared.
Malik then pointed out the most important lesson he learnt from Nisar: how a woman from the village (Fateh Jang) could stand up for herself and not be dependent on a man. "I’d love hearing your stories of valour, leaving your husband when he brought a second wife home. You took your four kids and raised them independently in your paternal house through your own hard work, money and then came to the city and raised me."
Well, at least now we know chivalry isn't dead and where Malik's grounded values stem from. Nevertheless, he continued recalling how Nisar always stood up for herself and when she wasn't looking after him or his family, would be smoking a hookah, without caring about the criticism she could receive.
The Cake star concluded, "You had all the power; men had nothing on you. I remember you’d show me how you’d dance at my wedding. 'Nachi tharrapi,' as you’d say. I will save that dance for you the day I get married," he promised.
"You were also mummy’s greatest confidante and best friend. Thank you for everything. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, or recall your scent or hear your cackle or honour you for helping shaping me into the person I am. I love you, Gulley Mullay.”
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