Kerala government to organise grand reception for India's first married transgender couple

kerala | 30 May 2018 7:46 AM (UTC)
Sanjana Santhosh
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Ishan and Surya became the first transgender couple to enter into wedlock legally and created a history in Kerala.

Both of them have undergone transplantation surgery and both have voters ID cards, which display that Surya as the woman and Ishan as the man.

The Kerala Social Justice Department has honoured India's first transgender couple Ishan and Surya, who got married legally recently. The reception will be held at Dimoro Hotel in Thampanoor at 7 pm today (May 30). Prominent personalities are expected to be present at the function with Social Justice Minister AK Balan.

Ishan and Surya became the first transgender couple to enter into wedlock legally and created a history in Kerala. Ishan and Surya got married at Mannam Club, Trivandrum on May 10. More than 500 people had attended the wedding and blessed the couple. Vijayakumar and Usha Vijayakumar are Surya's parents. Muhammad Kabir and Shanafa are Ishan's parents along with close family members had attended the wedding. 

Surya's godmother is a famous makeup artist Ranju Ranji, who is also a transgender. Surya herself is a television artist. Surya became popular through Vodafone Comedy Stars show in Asianet channel. She has acted in Malayalam movies like Ardhanari, Parisile Payyans. Ishan was looked after by Sreekutty, who is also a member of the transgender society. 

Both of them have undergone transplantation surgery and both have voters ID cards, which display that Surya as the woman and Ishan as the man. There were no legal problems for their marriage. 

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