My name is ‘Lalit Salve’

After Lalita's transformation into Lalit Salve. Lalit will have to be hospitalised in St George hospital for about two weeks. Doctors say second surgery will be done after six months. But, Lalita says, 'Now call me Lalit. The identity which was hidden for the past several years

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“My name is Lalit Salve, I am feeling very happy now. I have my own identity,” says Lalita Salve after accepting her new-found identity which lay hidden away all these years.

On Friday, May 25, after her first sex-change surgery, Lalita has been successfully transformed into Lalit. Lalita was struggling to reclaim her hidden identity for the past several years. On Friday, her struggle finally paid out and she emerged as ‘Lalit’ looking very happy and content.

As the doctors have advised Lalit, not to speak much, he didn’t say much, but in a very soft voice said, “Now call me Lalit. I have my own identity.” While talking to My Medical Mantra, Lalit waved his hands and through his gestures, he tried to tell us that he was very happy, and eagerly waiting to start a new life.

My name is ‘Lalit Salve’

Lalita underwent the first phase of the sex reassignment surgery on Friday, May 25, at Mumbai’s St George hospital.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Lalit’s mother Kesarbai Salve said, “We did not know what is happening to her. We showed her to a doctor in Beed, out native place. He guided us to come to Mumbai for further treatment. When we met doctors from the private hospital, we were told that she needs to undergo sex change surgery.”

Lalit’s uncle while speaking to My Medical Mantra said, “After the surgery, she was brought out from the operation theatre at 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. She has been advised by the doctors not to speak much and has been kept on a liquid diet. In these cases, families generally don’t come forward, but we have taken this step for Lalita.”