Double happiness on Mother’s day for Manipur’s Iron Lady Irom Sharmila as she gives birth to twins

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IMPHAL | May 13, 2019:

Popularly known as the Iron Lady, also a Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila
gave birth to twin girls on Mother's Day in Bengaluru.

Iron Sharmila, who is known across the world for her 16-year hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) settled in Kodaikanal in the year 2017 after her marriage with Desmond Coutinho.

On Sunday, she gave birth after 35 weeks of pregnancy through a C-section delivery at Malleshwaram branch of the Cloudnine hospital at 9:21 am.

The activist and her husband, Goan-born British national Desmond Coutinho, have named their daughters Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara and the babies weighed 2.16 kg and 2.15 kg, respectively, at the time of the delivery.

Expressing happiness, Sharmila said that its a new life and a new beginning for her. She added that her happiness doubled on realising that her daughters were born on Mother's Day.