Sania Mirza Engagement With Childhood Friend Sohrab Mirza
HYDERABAD: Away from the prying media eyes, Indian tennis diva Sania Mirza on Friday got engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza at a plush city hotel.
A glittery ceremony at Hotel Taj Krishna was attended by a few special and close invitees, close to 300, including Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, south movie star Chiranjeevi and some political personalities.
The 23-year-old Sohrab will pursue MBA in Britain and his father owns a chain of bakeries in the city. His family migrated from Iran many years ago and lives in Anand Nagar in the heart of the city.
Much to the disappointment of curious and byte crazy media army, posted outside the venue, not even a single peep into the ceremony was allowed by the Mirza family, which termed it a “family oriented” event.
The engagement of the Indian tennis’ poster girl also put to rest all the speculation about her romantic links with sport stars and bollywood actors.
The 22-year-old Hyderbadi has been linked with Pakistani tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and bollywood actor Shahid Kapur and also Telugu superstar Navdeep in the recent past.
With two cupid-struck youth creating nuisance outside Sania’s Banjara Hills residence in the last two days, the city police had made tight security arrangements to ward off any trouble at the function.
Sania’s father Imran Mirza had earlier made it clear that Sania would continue playing the game after her engagement and the wedding would take place a couple of years later.
Sania, India’s first female player to win a Grand Slam title, is likely to leave for America later this month to participate in the US Open and other competitions.