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Parents change daughter's name after Sania weds Shoaib

PTI  Ujjain, April 14, 2010
First Published: 13:38 IST(14/4/2010) | Last Updated: 13:45 IST(14/4/2010)

Annoyed by tennis player, Sania Mirza's marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, a Ujjain couple have decided to change their eight-year-old daughter's name from Sania to Sangeeta.

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The couple Geeta and Madanlal Harod had named their daughter after Sania in 2002 as they felt that the name would bring glory to their family.

Madanlal told PTI that although he was a staunch Hindu, he and his wife had no problems in giving their daughter a Muslim name as Sania was very popular then.

He said that they liked the name Sania as the tennis player had brought glory for India through her game.

An application to change his daughter Sania's name to Sangeeta has already been filed with the Saraswati Shishu Mandir where her daughter is studying in class III, he said.

Sania's name would not have been changed had the tennis player had married an Indian Muslim, Madanlal said.


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