Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s filmmaker wife Tahira Kashyap, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, shared her powerful picture on World Cancer Day. In it, she can be seen showcasing her bare back that had a scar from her mastectomy. Tahira requested people to create awareness about the disease. The lady wrote that she has embraced scars as badges of honour and wants to celebrate her spirit not the disease.

She took to the social networking site Instagram to share the picture and captioned it as, “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. 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 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.”

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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. 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 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❤️

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Recently, Tahira walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week 2019. Sporting a bald look, she looked gorgeous in white attire.

Earlier, while talking about Tahira’s illness, Ayushmann told Pinkvilla, “I think I have started looking life in a different way altogether. I’m more happy has a persona, I’m more patient as a person. Small things don’t bother me anymore because with an issue like that you have to have a very healthy and happy state of mind because you are also working at the same time, two films were releasing and she was in the hospital.”

On a related note, Tahira has authored a book and is all set to make her debut as a director. The project will be bankrolled by T Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Ellipsis Entertainment’s Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar.