Meet this first Transgender Doctor from Northeast India: Beoncy Lashram

By Ishank Katyal

Beoncy Lashram, being a transgender has faced a lot of challenges in her life. She is a 27-year-old doctor from Imphal in Manipur and work in a private hospital named Shija Hospital and Research Institute in the city. Lashram is also considered as a ray of hope for the state’s transgender community Nupi Maanbi (transwoman).

Beoncy Lashram was born as Boboi Lashram who has earned her medical degree from Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and participated in the fight against COVID-19. “I was born a boy, but by the time I was in Class IX and X, I did not identify as male. I got through MBBS at RIMS in 2011 and decided to come out to my family in 2013. My father was so upset he tried to kill himself. “she told TOI. I went right back into the closet. Around 2016, I could no longer live that life. It was then I began openly identifying as a Nupi Maanbi. She officially changed her name from Boboi to Beoncy in 2013 and also participated in the prestigious beauty pageant Miss Trans Queen Northeast. Lashram identifies herself as a post operative transwoman after having a sex reassignment surgery in Puducherry. She also helps underprivileged transwomen to get access to healthcare. She has also reconciled with her parents and is in a long-term relationship. “Human beings are all equal we didn’t look at Beoncy’s gender while hiring her.” Said Lashram’s colleague Dr. Sorokhaibam Jugindra.

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