Dia Mirza took to Instagram and penned a long note for her niece Tanya Kakde. Tanya passed away a few days back in a car accident in Hyderabad. In her long note, Dia spoke about the days gone by and how she still remembers being called maasi. Calling Tanya her ‘first child’, Dia shared a throwback picture of the duo.
DIA MIRZA PENS LONG NOTE FOR NIECE TANYA KAKDE
Dia Mirza penned an emotional note for her niece, Tanya. The actress wrote, “I remember squeals of ‘Dia Maashi’ filling the corridors of my home in Mumbai each time Tanya would come to visitShe brought with her an innocence that could sometimes run errant, a laughter that was always contagious, a curiosity that deserved to be encouraged and a very special kind of love, that I hold in my heart forever. For I know now, that just like everyone who ever knew her, I am going to miss being loved so unconditionally by her (sic).”
Continuing, she wrote how Tanya always had her family to believe and guide her. Her note continued, “Tanya was in many ways like a first born child to me. While she never had it easy, she always had us and I have to believe that she always always knew that. Listening to her, guiding her, spoiling her, reprimanding and scolding her were all joys that she allowed me with an impish smile and the tightest hugs. For her, I am so so grateful (sic).”
She further wrote, “Life can be immensely rewarding and life can be so so cruel. I know we will grapple to make sense of this tragedy for all our years to come. I don’t expect this to ever make any sense. All i do know is that every time i see something beautiful, it will remind me of her. She had special gifts, she sang, she wrote so beautifully, she could create magic with her brushes. As a child she painted on canvases, as a grown up she made the human face her canvas. Never wanting to change what is inherently beautiful about a person. Always wanting to bring out the very best in them this was her gift. She was wise beyond her years and her depth of understanding human emotions was far beyond her years. I know everyone who truly knew her, will always remember her. I believe Tanya will always be with us. I pray that she has found her peace love you always Tanu Ma thank you for the joy you brought to our lives (sic).”
ABOUT TANYA KAKDE’S DEATH
According to Siasat Daily, Tanya Kakde was coming back from Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi international airport with four other friends when the accident took place. The accident occurred when the car in which they were travelling overturned after hitting the road divider at Satamrai. Tanya died while being taken to the hospital. Her body was taken toto Osmania hospital and her parents were informed.
Tanya Kakade was 25 years old. She was the daughter of Congress party leader Mohammed Feroz Khan. She was working as a beautician. Tanya, in an earlier interview to You and I magazine, had said how she looked up to Dia Mirza for inspiration for her work. She said, “I grew up watching and learning from all of the strong women in my life my mother, my nani, my ammama, Deepa dadi, and my mashi, Dia Mirza.”
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