Maryam Khatoon Molkara


Age: 62

Summary: Iranian campaigner for the rights of transsexuals in Iran who claimed to be the first Iranian to undergo gender reassignment and was instrumental in persuading Iran's late spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini to successfully obtain a letter which acted as a Fatwa (Muslim legal opinion) enabling sex change operations to exist as part of a legal framework in 1984.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: 1950

Died: March 25, 2012

Tehran, Iran