A powerful message by Tahira on World Cancer Day

5th February 2019

It was last year around September when Ayushmann Khurrana's wife, Tahira Kashyap got diagnosed with a stage zero cancer. After battling cancer with all smiles Tahira came out of it quite bravely with regular chemo sessions and sported beautifully bald look which turns out to be a motivation to the whole world.

Recently she shared her picture with a half monty facing back to the camera with a scar on it and had some words of wisdom on the World Cancer Day. Her post read, "Today is my day! Wish you all a happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way. That we remove any stigma or taboo associated with it. That we spread awareness about it and that we have self love no matter what. I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badges of honour. There is nothing known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself. This was a tough one for me." 

Her post further read "But this picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured. To quote my mentor, Diasaku Ikeda, "Leading an undefeated life is an eternal victory. Not being defeated, never giving up, is actually a greater victory than winning, not being defeated means having the courage to rise to the challenge. However many times we're knocked down, the important thing is we keep getting up and taking one step-even a half step- forward”#worldcancerday #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerwarrior #turningkarmaintomission #boddhisatva Thanks, @atulkasbekar for this one."

We admire the great spirit of Tahira Kashyap.