Mahira Khan pens heartfelt note in honour of her late grandmother

The family matriarch passed away on Thursday afternoon

Entertainment Desk December 02, 2021

Actor Mahira Khan, who recently lost her grandmother, Razia Khannum, penned a heartfelt note in memory of the latter. Mahira’s maternal grandmother passed away on Thursday afternoon, with the actor referring to her as a “force of nature”. 

Sharing how her grandmother lost her own mother at the tender age of five, Mahira wrote, “She lived and breathed to have what she felt was the biggest possession one can have— family. And family she made. She was a great storyteller, graceful sari-wearer, fiercely independent, a woman with great pride, a health freak, a great listener, a doting mother, an expressive human being. Anybody who met her felt special around her.” 


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On her grandmother’s love for her late grandfather, Mahira shared, “My nana passed away 32 years ago and her favourite story to tell was always related to him. There wasn’t a man who compared. She would tell me that God took away her boo-boo ( [she] called her mother that) and gave her my nana. Even though she suffered from dementia and would mix up names and stories - there was one she recounted clearly - how she got married to my nana. Their love is one for the books.”

She continued, “I kept imagining her mother and the love of her life holding her hand and taking her with them. I used to pray that she goes the way she lived.” Sharing how her grandmother passed only after the entire family had gathered together, Mahira added, “After taking care of everything. After making sure her entire kumba was in one home, together hugging each other, wiping each other’s tears, she took her last breath and went to her maker.”

“It is an honour to be her granddaughter and I hope to honour her life by living the way she lived - with dignity and courage. While you read this, please make a prayer for my nani,” concluded the actor. 

Condolences were sent the actor’s way from other members of the fraternity in the comments section, including her Aik Hai Nigar co-star Bilal Ashraf, who wrote, “Prayers for her and your family.”


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