According to Meera, who was Gaurav before the operation, the whole affair with her Pakistani lover Rizwan started over five years ago. “It began on a very usual note about five years ago,” she revealed to an Indian English daily. According to Meera, she grew up as a normal boy and also had affairs with woman.
It was when she was about to marry that she met Rizwan over the internet. She met Rizwan at 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,” she disclosed.
As they both started chatting over time and got to know each other better, their affections grew regardless of their gender.
“A time came when we started feeling that we are an extension of each other’s soul,” said Meera. “The companionship grew stronger and a time came when he became my mehboob (beloved). In Sufism, that is the pinnacle of love and devotion that crosses boundaries of caste, creed and even gender.”
Things took a turn for the worse when Rizwan’s mother started to look for a suitable woman for him to marry, It was then that after considerable internet surfing, was Meera able to arrive at a solution to their conundrum.
“Internet surfing gave the solution in the form of gender conversion surgery for which both of us volunteered.”
“Three surgeries took place in August, September and October to help me embrace a dream life with my beloved,” revealed Meera.
This is what she says when her friends worry about Rizwan betraying her and not fulfilling his promise to stay loyal to her.
“I have immense faith in the Almighty. And I know that even if he does something which I do not want… it will be for my good.”