This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member azzayindia who was on the scene.
Saukari Devi of Kimora on way to cosmetic surgery after 50 years
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Mussoorie, 11 Apr: There could not have been a better gift for Saukari Devi, aged 50, of Village Kimoda near Thatyur, 40 kms from Mussoorie, on Easter Sunday.
Saukari, who suffered 90% burns on her face since she fell into a ‘chulha’ in her village when she was a few months old and was brought to Community Hospital, here, for treatment. Due to poverty, she could not go for plastic surgery as it was done in limited places those days. Her face became bereft of nose, eyebrows, lips, etc. It is just a blank face, with teeth protruding.
But, this Easter, she will finally leave for King George Medical College, Lucknow, for complete Plastic Surgery. Mangal Singh, Saukari Devi’s 60 year old husband, is elated. His joy knew no bounds when he was informed by a Good Samaritan Doctor from Mussoorie, who has been working for such poor souls for several decades, that Saukari now has a chance to live a normal life and children will not be afraid of her any more after the surgery.
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