Wednesday was the little Nawab aka Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi’s first birthday. It was a grand affair as the cutest toddler in B-town spent it surrounded by his grandparents, cousins, his famous masi - Karisma Kapoor and obviously his superstar parents in their gorgeous ancestral home, the Pataudi Palace.
Let me just say it-Taimur has the most extraordinary life a one-year-old can have. For example- He is downright adorable and has drool worthy cheeks I go gaga over, his mom is fabulous and last we heard, his daddy Saif Ali Khan had got him a swanky Red jeep. He wouldn't possibly need anything else right? But I guess we were wrong because his mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan and her nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar have gone a step ahead and gifted him a forest. Yes, I am certainly not messing around. Check it out here-
A little forest for Taimur A little boy can never have enough of birds, bees and butterflies and so we have put together a small forest as a birthday gift for the little big boy, Taimur, in Sonave. It’s a special forest, one that thrives on intercropping and i hope that as he grows he too will thrive in and celebrate a diverse society. A society where people live together through and due to their distinctions. The forest has about 100 trees on a 1000 sq ft plot. The trees are as young as Taimur, even younger actually, and each one of them is a local, native, climate resilient specie. It will be a forest of the super foods of the future. There are 3 jamuns, 1 jackfruit, 1 amla, 40 Bananas, 14 Moringas, 1 Kokum, 1 Papaya, 5 Seetaphal, 2 Ramphals, 2 Nimbu trees. Besides these it grows 3 different types of native pulses and many Mirchi, Ginger, Turmeric and kari patta plants. Not to mention the green leafy veggies and the genda phools that grow in between. The forest is inspired by Padma Shri Subhash Palekar’s zero budget natural farming where one tree grows symbiotically off another and thus is thrifty on one’s pocket. The forest will become a home for pollinating agents like the butterflies, bees, birds and earthworms. It will help nurture the soil, fix back the nitrogen and minerals in the soil that it grows on, preserve the water table and look elegant and beautiful while doing it all. Here’s to living sustainably! Happy Birthday. #taimuralikhan
"A little boy can never have enough of birds, bees and butterflies and so we have put together a small forest as a birthday gift for the little big boy, Taimur, in Sonave," Rujuta Diwekar wrote in an Instagram post.
The celebrity nutritionist also said that the forest "thrives on intercropping" and "I hope that as he grows he too will thrive in and celebrate a diverse society. A society where people live together through and due to their distinctions," she said.
A very thoughtful gift, we must say!