Ashley Cain’s partner Safiyya marks Azalyia’s 10-month birthday in heaven at her grave

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Ashley Cain's partner Safiyya Vorajee has marked the day her daughter Azalyia, who tragically passed away from leukaemia last month, would have turned 10 months old.

She played I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book at her daughter's grave as she acknowledged the special day, and revealed a selection of presents that had been left to mark the occasion.

"It's her ten-month birthday today," Safiyya says in the video posted to Instagram "Up in heaven. And I'm going to play oobe doo, I wanna be like you, at 8 o'clock, so there's only three minutes left, so guys if you want to join me, light a candle…"

She asked followers to join her in lighting a candle

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Safiyya then pans her phone around while the tune is playing to reveal a Toblerone bar and Kinder egg left by Safiyya and her footballer partner Ashley, as well as a selection of cards and flowers.

Safiyya has been sharing her feelings frequently since the passing of her daughter, as well as visiting the grave often.

Recently she revealed how she's "really struggling" with the loss and has been visiting Azalyia's grave up to three times per day.

She said she has experienced anxiety and "torment and torture" as she has tried to come to terms with the reality of her daughter's passing.

Safiyya at the grave of her daughter, Azaylia

"Sometimes it takes the whole day to even get myself up, today I've just literally been under the duvet all day, and yeah, I've just come down to spend some time with her now," she said in another story recently.

Safiyya revealed that she's been helped through some of her grief thanks to her partner Ashley, who she's been with since 2017.

"So like for me, I came back from the gym and I came in home and just sat down with Ashley and talked to him and cried and let it all out," she said in another Instagram story.

Flowers left to mark her ten-month birthday in heaven

"And it's like the pain and torment that there on a daily basis in your mind you might be able to get up and do something physically but mentally it's torment and torture every single day like for us."

In April hundreds of well wishers lined the streets in Nuneaton, where the baby's funeral took place, after the couple had shared their daughter's leukaemia journey with the world.

They had raised £1.5 million to fly Azalyia to Singapore for pioneering treatment, but further complications meant the journey wasn't possible.

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Dad Ashley, who used to play for Championship side Coventry City, revealed there were "many tears, sadness and broken hearts" at his daughter's funeral in a post on Instagram.

In a post on his own Instagram page, dad Ashley said: "I would do ANYTHING to bring my little angel back. She meant more to me than life itself and the fact I cannot change what has happened breaks me to pieces. It is something I will carry until the day I hold her in again in paradise."

The couple have also announced they're setting up a charity in honour of their daughter.