Indian tennis star Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik at a hotel here Monday after getting a copy of Shoaib’s passport from the city police. ‘The nikah has been completed. Please pray for the couple,’ Sania’s spokesperson Rucha Naik told media persons outside hotel Taj Krishna.
The simple and brief nikah ceremony, held between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., was attended by about 70 close relatives and friends of the bride and bridegroom. Sania, 23, and Shoaib, 28, signed the ‘nikahnama‘ and said ‘qubool hai’ (I accept) in the presence of a qazi and two witnesses to formally solemnize the marriage.
Qazi Najmuddin Hussain