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Designer Varija Bajaj’s Star at India Runway Week Was a 16 year old Cancer Patient

Priyansha Khurana | Last Modified - Apr 19, 2016, 11:49 AM IST

Chesi Anne Basil, a 16 year old cancer patient fulfilled her dream on the ramp of India Runway Week.
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    At the sixth edition of India Runway week, Designer Varija Bajaj celebrated womanhood by paying an ode to them through her 'Pagdi' collection.

    The collection at Thyagaraja Stadium saw the models wearing the traditional Indian headgear 'pagdi'. Though, Varija was quite apprehensive about the step, she wanted to do it. She said, “There were lot of apprehensions and concerns but I knew I had to do this. For once...it wasn't about making others happy but my own self”.

    And do you know who the star of the evening was?
    It was a 16 year old cancer patient, Chesi Anne Basil. Click on the slides ahead to know about Chessi and her undying spirit.
  • +4 See more slides
    At the sixth edition of India Runway week, Designer Varija Bajaj celebrated womanhood by paying an ode to them through her 'Pagdi' collection.

    The collection at Thyagaraja Stadium saw the models wearing the traditional Indian headgear 'pagdi'. Though, Varija was quite apprehensive about the step, she wanted to do it. She said, “There were lot of apprehensions and concerns but I knew I had to do this. For once...it wasn't about making others happy but my own self”.

    And do you know who the star of the evening was?
    It was a 16 year old cancer patient, Chesi Anne Basil. Click on the slides ahead to know about Chessi and her undying spirit.
  • +4 See more slides
    At the sixth edition of India Runway week, Designer Varija Bajaj celebrated womanhood by paying an ode to them through her 'Pagdi' collection.

    The collection at Thyagaraja Stadium saw the models wearing the traditional Indian headgear 'pagdi'. Though, Varija was quite apprehensive about the step, she wanted to do it. She said, “There were lot of apprehensions and concerns but I knew I had to do this. For once...it wasn't about making others happy but my own self”.

    And do you know who the star of the evening was?
    It was a 16 year old cancer patient, Chesi Anne Basil. Click on the slides ahead to know about Chessi and her undying spirit.
  • +4 See more slides
    At the sixth edition of India Runway week, Designer Varija Bajaj celebrated womanhood by paying an ode to them through her 'Pagdi' collection.

    The collection at Thyagaraja Stadium saw the models wearing the traditional Indian headgear 'pagdi'. Though, Varija was quite apprehensive about the step, she wanted to do it. She said, “There were lot of apprehensions and concerns but I knew I had to do this. For once...it wasn't about making others happy but my own self”.

    And do you know who the star of the evening was?
    It was a 16 year old cancer patient, Chesi Anne Basil. Click on the slides ahead to know about Chessi and her undying spirit.
  • +4 See more slides
    At the sixth edition of India Runway week, Designer Varija Bajaj celebrated womanhood by paying an ode to them through her 'Pagdi' collection.

    The collection at Thyagaraja Stadium saw the models wearing the traditional Indian headgear 'pagdi'. Though, Varija was quite apprehensive about the step, she wanted to do it. She said, “There were lot of apprehensions and concerns but I knew I had to do this. For once...it wasn't about making others happy but my own self”.

    And do you know who the star of the evening was?
    It was a 16 year old cancer patient, Chesi Anne Basil. Click on the slides ahead to know about Chessi and her undying spirit.

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