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Manimeghalai (left) and Princy are now serving other members of the community, helping them to come up in life | P Ravikumar
These transgender leaders battle all odds

in INDIA, 06/09/2013

At one point of time in her life, Princy wanted to kill herself out of sheer desperation. Today, she has not only come up in life, but has also provided jobs to 60 other transgenders.

Princy was among the 200 odd leaders from the transgender community gathered for the two-day State-level conference for transgender community based organisation leaders organised by the Tamil Nadu Aids Initiative (TAI) here on Saturday.

Princy runs a successful catering business in Coimbatore that specialises in biriyani. Known as the Biriyani Masters, Princy and her team arrange smoking hot biriyanis for every event — be it a wedding, a temple feast or a birthday party.

The orders could be placed over phone. “There are around 60 people who work with me in the catering service. According to the order we get, they earn anywhere between Rs 800 and Rs 1,500 per day,” she says.

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