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Srinidhi, a transgender displays a saree to a shopper at her garment shop in the city on Thursday. Photo: G. Moorthy
Transgender opens boutique in Madurai

in INDIA, 08/11/2013

After struggling for over a year to launch her own business venture, Srinidhi, a transwoman, finally opened a designer boutique in Madurai.

It was a dream-come-true moment for 26-year-old Srinidhi, when Collector L. Subramanian inaugurated the garment outlet at Poomalai Shopping Complex opposite Anna bus stand on Thursday. 

Ms.Srinidhi is the first transgender in the State to have started a garment shop with financial help from the Mahalir Thittam. She thanked former Collectors U. Sagayam and Anshul Mishra for the assistance they extended to her in securing the loan.

Named after her, the textile store has clothing for women and kids. The prices of the products range between Rs.250 and Rs.1,000.

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