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Why Ayushmann is proud of his 'warrior princess'

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Last updated on: September 24, 2018 16:56 IST
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Tahira Kashyap's Instagram post is funny and inspiring -- and an alert to all young women.

Tahira Kashyap, Ayushmann Khurrana's wife, was recently diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), also known as non-invasive breast cancer.

Tahira underwent mastectomy and is now recovering from the surgery.

Talking about her battle with cancer, the 35 year old posted an inspiring note on Instagram.

'An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about 'my badge of honour' that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love.'

'As that's the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe.'

'The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days.'

'I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells.'

'Simply put stage 0 cancer/pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)!'

'I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts!'

'Jokes apart, this obstacle have given me a new definition of life. Respect its unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life.'

'The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive.'


IMAGE: Ayushmann Khurrana with wife Tahira Kashyap. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

'There is nothing that human spirit can't do,' Tahira noted. 'Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram.'

'If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined.'

'Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love!'

'Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell.'

'Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself!'

'This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses'.

Posting an update about Tahira's health, Ayushmann wrote on Instagram, 'Thanks for your wishes & support. Last 7 days have been tough but we have decided to have a happy life state & fight this challenge. Im proud of my warrior princess.'

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