A video featuring an autistic 7 year old child whirling to Song Tera Woh Pyar went viral and explains how music is an art and conveys hundreds of emotions at a time. Shaheer Azfar, fondly nicknamed Sheru, is a 7 year old autistic boy currently studying in a special-ed school. His mother Mahvish posted a video of Sheru twirling to the song with a heart melting yet strong caption.
‘The more we see them in their different colours the more acceptance we create for people who are differently abled.’
Speaking to MangoBaaz about Sheru, Mahvish opened up about her fantastic journey of raising a differently-abed child.
“Sheru is my second born, from the age of seven months, we noticed he was different. He didn’t make eye contact, didn’t fully recognize me as his mother. By age one, I was sure something was not right. By one and half, still; there were no words, a lot of hand flapping and toe walking. At two, we got our first Autism diagnosis. Since then, many people have been part of our journey, therapists, family and friends. Sheru is now seven years old.”