Kareena Kapoor Khan-Saif Ali Khan get trolled for naming son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi

Updated: 23 December, 2016 10:45 IST | Sonil Dedhia and Bharti Dubey |

Kareena Kapoor Khan delivers healthy baby boy on Tuesday morning, opts for a natural birth; social media trolls Saif Ali Khan and Bebo for choice of baby name, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi

Saif Ali Khan and Randhir Kapoor at the hospital early last morning
Saif Ali Khan and Randhir Kapoor at the hospital early last morning

At 7.30 am on Tuesday, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child, a baby boy. Kareena opted for a natural delivery, supervised by legendary Mumbai gynaecologist, Dr Rustom Soonawala and his team at Breach Candy hospital.

Photos: Kareena Kapoor Khan's family visit her and baby at hospital

Interestingly, the doctor is also the one to have brought into the world Kareena, sister Karisma and cousin Ranbir.

The couple released a statement that read, "We are very pleased to share with you the wonderful news about the birth of our son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi on the 20th of December 2016. We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last nine months, and of course, our fans and well wishers for their continued affection. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all. With love, Saif & Kareena."

mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore
Mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore

Speaking to hitlist, Kareena's father Randhir Kapoor said, "We are elated with the arrival of the new member. Both, mother and baby are doing well. It was a normal delivery and happened at around 7.30 am. The entire family is by Kareena's side. The doctors will take a call on her discharge, but Bebo is likely to be back home in two-three days."

Actor Kunal Kemmu, who is married to Saif's sister, Soha Ali Khan, said, "I am very happy for bhai and Kareena. Everyone in the family is overjoyed and the baby is just too cute to be described in words."

Aunt Rima Jain
Aunt Rima Jain

It was Kareena's close friend and filmmaker Karan Johar, who first revealed the name on Twitter: "My Bebo had a baby boy! Am so so happy! #TaimurAliKhan."

Kareena had dropped a hint about the name on Neha Dhupia's audio show last month; she'd said Saif, being a fan of historicals, would want an old-school name.

sister Karisma Kapoor
sister Karisma Kapoor

Kareena's close friend, Tusshar Kapoor, who turned father recently through surrogacy, told us, "Congrats to my favourite co-star and first heroine. May this be the start to an even more glorious life. I wish everlasting joy to the little prince."

Designer Manish Malhotra, who has dressed the actress for possibly every film, said, "I am in Dubai and just heard the news from Lolo [Karisma]. I had told Bebo it would be a boy. It's [the news] wonderful."

Bestie Amrita Arora Ladak visited Kareena at the hospital. Pics/Bipin Kokate and Yogen Shah
Bestie Amrita Arora Ladak visited Kareena at the hospital. Pics/Bipin Kokate and Yogen Shah

Kareena and Saif got married on October 16, 2012. The actress has been in the news for the last nine months, setting an example for expectant mothers. She was working and making public appearances till as recently as two days ago when friends Amrita Arora Ladak, Malaika Arora and Karisma hosted an advance Christmas party for her.

Also read: Karisma, Amrita, other celebs congratulate Kareena and Saif on birth of baby boy
Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora Ladak and other celebs congratulate Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan on birth of baby boy 


Also read: Fake photo of Kareena Kapoor Khan with her son Taimur Ali Khan goes viral
Fake photo of Kareena Kapoor Khan with her son Taimur Ali Khan goes viral 

Taimur trolled

Taimur (or Timur) translates to 'iron'. He was a 14th century Turco-Mongol ruler and Mughal dynasty founder, Babur's ancestor. His ambition was to rebuild the empire of Genghis Khan, who had died a century prior, and his conquests included large parts of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Syria, and Delhi.

 A promoter of arts and literature, he is behind the stunning city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. History books remember him as the plunderer who razed cities — possibly one reason why some Twitter users reacted to the news with expected fanaticism.

One Twitter user wrote, "Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan naming their child Taimur is equivalent to Europeans naming their children Hitler." Another said, "Taimur was a looter who killed over one lakh Hindus in India. Arabic name to prove themselves real Muslim."

First Published: 21 December, 2016 10:47 IST

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