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Gujarat: Transgender woman performs last rites of father

Breaking away from tradition, a 55-year-old transgender woman performed the last rites of her father at a village in Gujarat’s Panchmahals district.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2016 19:41 IST
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Transgender performs last rites

The transgender woman Puja Masi led the funeral procession of her father and lit the pyre after reaching the crematorium.(HT file photo for representation)

Breaking away from tradition, a 55-year-old transgender woman performed the last rites of her father at a village in Gujarat’s Panchmahals district.

Puja Masi performed the last rites of her 100-year-old father Samantsinh B Gohil, who was a carpenter as well as a farmer, at Dhanol village under Godhra taluka of the neighbouring Panchmahals district on Tuesday.

“My father was 100 years old. He had two wives,” she told PTI over phone on Wednesday.

Gohil is survived by Puja and her elder brother. Puja claimed that her father had earlier instructed all the family members to allow her to perform his last rites.

She led the funeral procession and lit the pyre after reaching the crematorium.

Puja is a priestess at a temple of Goddess Meldi Mata located in Godhra.

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