Kamla Jaan

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Kamla Jaan



Birth - Death

1954 -


Politics, Activist


Mayor of Katni from 2000-2002, being the first transgender prefect in the history of India. Forced to vacate the office when his election was nullified because the post could only be held by women. Folk traditions hold eunuchs to be neither men nor women, but members of a "third sex." In 2003, the High Court upheld that Kamla Jaan was not a “woman” and hence she was asked to step down from the post of mayor, reserved for a female candidate.

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