Born as a male child, 40 years old Monika Shahi Nath never imagined that she would one day be accepted as wife and daughter-in-law in family. The Nepal born transgender became the first in country whose marriage has officially been recognized by administration. Though district administration has issued marriage certificate, it is also reported that there is no law as such to formalize such an marriage.
Married to 22 year old Ramesh Nath Yogi, Monika Shahi did admit that she was apprehensive that she might not be accepted in her husband’s family at all. Monika born and brought up in remote location of Nepal always felt different and had attraction towards women’s attire and also used to want to sit with them.
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