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Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

Updated: Jun 06, 2019, 15:18 IST
  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Beed district's Majalgaon found itself on the map and the reason wasn't completely simple or conventional — its constable Lalit Salve (formerly Lalita) and her fight for securing a nod for a sex reassignment surgery while retaining her job. Majalgaon was at the centre of a statewide discussion, as Salve in 2017 had approached the Bombay High Court, requesting that he be allowed to continue in the police force following a gender reassignment surgery

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Much before her operation, as a student, Lalit Salve was very active since the time he wore his uniform. He was felicitated by schools and colleges for teaching a lesson to street harassers who trouble girl students

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Talking exclusively to mid-day in 2017, Lalit Salve said that he used to notice severe hormonal changes in his body till it came to a point where he could no longer keep quiet about it. Lalit then spoke to his mother first, and she asked him to see some doctors in their hometown. They then asked him to see a doctor in Mumbai

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve's uncle had brought him to Mumbai in 2017, where he was referred to a surgeon in JJ hospital, who suggested her to undergo the surgery. After it was confirmed that surgery was the only option he involved his family

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Initially Lalit Salve had not even informed his father. Lalit said that when he opened up to his father, he took it very well. Lalit's only concern was his job as he is the only member in the family who has a stable job. While one of his brothers owns a mobile shop in their hometown, the other drives an autorickshaw

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    A graduate in Literature, Lalit Salve had developed transsexual gender symptoms around three years ago and in 2016, had even taken his seniors into confidence about his agony and plans for a sex-change operation

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Constable Lalit Salve had done his research before writing to his superiors for leave — he had consulted a gynaecologist, psychologist and a plastic surgeon from a South Mumbai hospital well-known for doing such supra major sex change surgeries

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve then made an application for a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) which was declared as 'strange' and rejected outright by her superiors

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Undaunted, Lalit Salve filed a plea before the Bombay High Court which directed him to Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, and even appealed to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis intervened and asked the director general of police to make an exception in his case and retain him in service as a male constable after the procedure. Fadnavis told mid-day that he decided to make an exception because it was among 'the rarest of rare' cases

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    A junior doctor, who was attached to the Grant medical college and privy to this case, said, that Lalit Salve was keen to undergo the sex reassignment surgery and that he had underdeveloped male genitalia

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    The CMO directed the Home Department to examine Lalit Salve's case positively, which in turn forwarded it to Law & Judiciary Department, and then on to the Director General of Police, followed by Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    After Ranjit Patil's green signal, the final clearance came in writing from the government with the Superintendent of Police, Beed, G. Shreedhar allowing Lalit Salve's medical leave for SRS

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    On May 2018, Lalit Salve sought permission for the surgery and to be in service as a male constable afterward, as per consultations with JJ Hospital doctors

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve's uncle Arjun Ujagare said, "We come from an orthodox family, and sex reassignment surgery and all are out of the ordinary for people like us. We have never even thought about such things, leave alone talk about it. We don't care about what the extended family and community speak about us, we just want to support her."

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve, who was finally given permission for a sex reassignment surgery, got admitted to St George Hospital in May 2018, and the first procedure - to help him urinate the way men do - was started. After this, Lalit Salve went under the knife, ie plastic surgeons collected tissues from his body to form a scrotum

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve's uncle Arjun Ujagare told mid-day in May 2018, "We have no words to express our happiness. Her mother [Kesarbai] and father [Madhukar] had been under tremendous pressure, as she was the breadwinner of the family. But now, the order has relieved us all."

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve also underwent a hair transplant on her cheek to develop a beard. Salve was treated by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Rajat Kapur, one of the medical experts who, a few years back, had helped a man to change into a woman at JJ Hospital. After years of waiting, Lalit Kumar Salve (born as Lalita) on May 2018, finally felt like a man inside and out. Contrary to common perception, Lalit has biologically always been a man but was born with underdeveloped genitals that appeared more like a vagina, due to which he had been declared a woman on birth

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Now that the surgery is over, Lalit Salve, is getting benefits granted to a male constable after joining duty. Salve is now treated as a male constable. Salve is now eligible to get all benefits entitled to male constables after joining duty

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    Lalit Salve was brought up as a girl and would tie a rakhi to his two brothers every year on Raksha Bandhan. In 2018, Lalit Salve's sister tied him a rakhi

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  • Beed cop sex change saga: Lalit Salve celebrates first birthday as man

    On May 25, 2019, Lalit Salve turned 31, but the Beed constable felt only a year old with this being his first birthday as a man. The family was joined by almost a hundred villagers, who'd flocked to celebrate 'one-year-old' Lalit. Knowing how special this day was for him, his family decorated their house with balloons and stickers. People from far-off areas and nearby villages also came to wish him. They brought him flowers, rice and even the Bhagavad Gita for his birthday. He was so overwhelmed that he couldn't stop crying. Now after a year, Lalit Salve has been able to grow facial hair with the help of hormonal medicines

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About The Gallery

On May 25, 2019, Lalit Salve turned 31, but the Beed constable felt only a year old with this being his first birthday as a man. This is the first birthday as a man the Beed constable is celebrating since his transformation from Lalita to Lalit in May 2018. After a series of legal and government battles, Maharashtra woman police officer Lalita Salve underwent a successful sex-change surgery to become a policeman. Here's his story

 

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