Meesha Shafi turns 39, honours grandpa for gifts that keep on giving

To mark her birthday, the singer penned an elaborate, heartfelt note for her maternal grandfather, Hamid Akhtar

Entertainment Desk December 01, 2020

Meesha Shafi, who is gearing up to spell magic in the upcoming season of Coke Studio, turns 39 today.

And as opposed to the many obstacles she has had to face recently, the singer has proven herself to be unstoppable. 

Bouncing back into her element, Shafi, in her latest Instagram post sprinkled the secret of her political awareness, progressive, socialist approach and her unhinged inclination towards voicing her opinions. 

The secret, according to Shafi, is her maternal grandfather. 

To mark her birthday, the Aaya Laariye singer shared an adorable picture with her nana from her first birthday. She captioned the post saying, "Throwback to my first birthday. The best gifts are those that keep on giving! Just like the gifts I got from the great man holding me in this picture, my nana, the progressive, socialist, literary giant Hamid Akhtar."


A post shared by Meesha Shafi (@meesha.shafi)

She went on to deem him the first woke and feminist man she ever came to know. "He gave me the gift of free thinking, wisdom, guidance, resilience, literature, self expression, poetry, speaking truth to power and political awareness. The first truly woke influence in my life and the first feminist man I ever came across."
"Papa, I love you so much! On this day, I just want to acknowledge that I wouldn’t be who or where I am if it weren’t for you," relayed the Magenta Cyan crooner. 

"And in this spirit of sharing gifts that keep on giving, I’d like to announce the five juicy presents for all my lovely fans and followers as we kickoff my birthday month. I had to use all the traits I learnt from my grandfather to rise back up from the ashes and create this new work. Stay tuned for so many musical goodies," she concluded, leaving all her fans curious and hanging. 

Way to go, Meesha! 

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