Leading actress Dia Mirza, known among Tamil cinema fans for playing Reema Sen's role in the Hindi version of Minnale, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, and her husband Vaibhav Rekhi welcomed their first child, a baby boy, earlier in May. That said, the couple released their first statement on Wednesday about the baby's arrival in an emotional post. Dia took to social media to reveal that her son has been named Avyaan Azaad, while also informing that the child was born premature and is currently being taken care of at a hospital since then. 

Dia Mirza shared a quote by Elizabeth Stone and wrote, "To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." The Sanju actress then stated, "These words perfectly exemplify Vaibhav & my feelings right now. Our heartbeat, our son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi was born on May 14th. Having arrived early, our little miracle has since then been cared for by tireless nurses and doctors in the Neonatal ICU." Dia further goes on to mention that, "a sudden appendectomy during my pregnancy and a subsequent and very severe bacterial infection could have led to sepsis and proven to be life threatening. Thankfully, the timely care and intervention by our doctor ensured the safe birth of our baby via an emergency C-section." 

Extending her gratitude towards her well-wishers and family members, Dia wrote, "As we watch this tiny being, this Zen master in awe and wonder, we learn from him, in all humility, the true meaning of trusting the universe and of parenthood. And to not be afraid, and so we humbly take the lead from his resilience and courage. We do not have enough words to thank all those who continue to help us live this story of hope and faith and create a safe, healing, nurturing space for Avyaan and I. He will be home soon and his elder sister Samaira and grand parents are waiting to hold him in their arms." 

Dia then concluded her post with a heartfelt thank you and wrote, "To our well-wishers and fans, I just want to say - your concern has always meant a lot to me and if it was possible to share this news before, we would have. Thank you all for all the love, light, faith and prayers. We extend them back to everyone who is struggling to hold on to hope right now or is praying for a loved one. We see you, we hear you and together, we will get past this time - Dia and Vaibhav."