Beginnings and Endings: Sania Mirza celebrates star-studded post farewell ceremony

Noor Fatima 09:00 PM | 6 Mar, 2023
Beginnings and Endings: Sania Mirza celebrates star-studded post farewell ceremony
Source: Sania Mirza (Instagram)

The former doubles world No. 1 tennis player and winner of six major titles, Sania Mirza, bid adieu to her illustrious tennis career in Hyderabad's Lal Bahadur Stadium, a place where she began her career, and ended her 20-year-long career in her hometown.

Mirza then arranged an extravagant farewell dinner at a five-star hotel in Hyderabad, attended by notable Bollywood stars and sports figures.

On the red carpet, the 36-year-old tennis player was seen posing with her son, and family however her husband, Shoaib Malik, wasn't present. Though it seemed odd to many social media users, the event was no less than loving and warm for Mirza as many of her closest friends were in attendance.

Acclaimed Indian filmmakers and siblings Farah Khan Kunder and Sajid Khan, singer Ananya Birla, actress Huma Qureshi, Mirza's fellow athlete from Hyderabad, Saina Nehwal, with her husband Parupalli Kashyap, accomplished composer and music maestro AR Rahman, Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan was there with his wife Safa Baig and their two sons, actress Neha Dhupia and her husband Angad Bedi, actress Diana Penty, actor Dulquer Salmaan, Mahesh Babu with wife Namrata Shirodkar, actor Gaurav Kapoor, and former cricketers Mohammed Azharuddin, Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan were some of the well-known faces that graced the farewell ceremony of the six-time Grand Slam winner.

Celebrities who couldn't attend the event wished the sports diva on social media platforms. South Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu took to her Instagram to give a shoutout to the tennis star.

Tiktok star and Indian actress Avneet Kaur also attended the event and shared a picture on Instagram.

B-town diva Neha Dhupia took to Instagram and shared, "From being in awe of you , to being by your side … from admiring you as a champion to sharing so much with you as a mama … I could nt be more proud of you my friend @mirzasaniar … thank you for paving the way and cementing the path for so many little girls . . . And this my friend is just the beginning! #loveall , always !"

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Actress Diana Penty stated, "My dearest San @mirzasaniar, I’m not sure you know, but I have been your fan way before we became friends (how strange that we’ve NEVER discussed tennis together ????) May you continue to inspire young men and women across the country, as you have over the last so many years. And while I’m sad that it’s time for the curtains to close on what has been a spectacular career, I’m so excited for this new chapter in your life that is waiting to unfold…can’t wait to see where it takes you! Love, love and lots more love" 

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"What a journey!! So so proud of you!" stated actor Mahesh Babu. 

Farah Khan shared a sweet memory with Mirza stating, "So this is what champions do after retirement.. chill in bed with their best friend." 

Music composer AR Rahman also took to Twitter to share a picture with Mirza.

Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. The couple has a son, Izhaan Mirza Malik. 

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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