Kerala Man Goes Through Sex Change Surgery and Becomes A Woman; To Marry Woman Who Became Man Through Same Operation
Love finds ways in the most bizarre ways at the most unexpected time. A Kerala man and woman who are planning to get married have an interesting story to narrate of how love united them. The couple fell in love in the waiting room of a sex-change surgery’ waiting room in Mumbai. The man and woman in this story who were previously woman and man respectively had come to Mumbai for gender reassignment. They had felt they were trapped in a body they did not belong to and had hence decided to go through sex change operations. Aarav Appukuttan, who was born as a woman, met 22-year-old Sukanyeah Krishnan, who was born as a man in Mumbai. The couple got to know each other during a three-hour-long wait for the doctor in the waiting room.
They later grew fond of each other after exchanged numbers and continued talking. The two got talking after both heard each other talking in the same mother tongue on the phone. Mid-day reports that although it was the same native place that bonded them, their relationship grew further when they met on their next appointment at the doctor. They are now planning to tie the knot in a temple with all rituals and later adopt a child. Their families are also supportive of the relationship although they were not earlier sure of the sex change operations. Aarav’s parents died a few years ago with siblings scattered in different places. In the case of Sukanyeah, her mother remarried after father passed away but her stepfather did not accept her. She later left for Bengaluru where she worked hard to make money for the surgery. What is a gender confirmation surgery? Things you should know about sex change operation
Sukanyeah recalled being mocked at while being a child for her body language. Her parents also took her to doctors who gave her hormonal injections which only resulted in health issues. Meanwhile, Aarav who is a tour manager knew in his teens that he was a man from inside. Aarav said, “Since childhood, I had a strong feeling I was born to be a boy. When I was 13 years old, I realised I was not a woman. After I moved to Mumbai, as I wore men’s clothes and cropped my hair like a boy, the women in local trains would yell at me when I boarded the ladies’ compartment.”
Sukanyeah was one stopped flying from the Bangalore airport security as her photo on the Aadhaar card did not match her face. She also plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue and plans to get a new Aadhaar card made. Both of them have earlier counseled parents of children identified as transgender. (Edited by Nithya Nair)