Meera, an Indian classical dancer, was known as a man — Gaurav Sharma — before she underwent a sex change operation in order to be with her lover in Pakistan.
Meera said she grew up normal, had affairs with women and was about to marry when she met Rizwan over a social networking site in connection with her PhD. “The topic was related to Sufism which has always reasoned everything around me. He represents a Sufi school of thought too and was helping me understand the nuances for my work.”
The duo’s bond grew deeper as they chatted online. “A time came when we started feeling that we are an extension of each other’s soul,” said Meera, who has never met Rizwan and is likely to meet him when he visits her in March. Source
Rizwan eventually proposed marriage to Meera, who accepted, but time was against them as Rizwan’s mother had already started looking for a partner for him. “Internet surfing gave the solution in the form of sex conversion surgery for which both of us volunteered,” she says.
When Rizwan volunteered to undergo sex change Meera had a life changing epiphany, “I thought this man is willing to give up his identity and personality for me. Why can’t I do it for him?”, reports DNA.
Things began to fall in place when Meera’s friends pitched in to raise the 8 lakhs needed for the sex change operation.
“Three surgeries took place in August, September and October to help me embrace a dream life with my beloved,” says Meera. Meera is now eagerly awaiting Rizwan’s arrival to India in March. This will be their first meeting.