Lalit Kumar Salve, a police constable from Maharashtra’s Beed district, has defied societal norms to start a family. After transitioning from a woman to a man in 2020 and marrying, he recently welcomed a baby boy on January 15th. This resident of Rajegaon village is now embracing fatherhood, showcasing the resilience and joy of the transsexual community.
Originally named Lalita Salve at birth in June 1988, this police officer observed bodily changes in 2013. Medical tests revealed the presence of a Y chromosome, typically associated with males, whereas females typically have two X chromosomes. Diagnosed with gender dysphoria, doctors recommended sex reassignment surgery for Mr. Salve, as men typically possess both X and Y sex chromosomes. This medical intervention was suggested to align with his identified gender and alleviate the challenges associated with gender dysphoria.
@AP@AFP@tass_agency@ReutersIndia@ReutersTV@FRANCE24@CNN@euronews#India -Lalita Salve done Sex Change Surgery now He is Lalit Salve & married with women in Maharashtra, India
He is Policeman and had battled against government system for his Surgery#Buddhismpic.twitter.com/SdP95wZFNu
— Mandar D (@MadDeshpande) February 18, 2020
After receiving approval from the state government in 2018, the constable underwent sex-change surgery, a process involving three surgeries between 2018 and 2020. Following this transformative journey, Mr Salve entered a new chapter in his personal life by marrying a woman from Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar in 2020.
This union marked a significant milestone in Salve’s life, showcasing his resilience in navigating the complexities of gender transition and embracing a new marital relationship.
Talking to reporters, Mr Salve said, “My journey from being a woman to a man was full of struggles. During this time, I was blessed to have many people who supported me. My wife Seema wished to have a child.”
“I am happy that I have become a father now. My family is thrilled,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)