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​Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen donates her body to AIIMS for scientific research

Taslima is living in exile since she left Bangladesh in a cloak of secrecy in 1994 in the wake of threats to her by fundamentalist groups of her country.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 23, 2018 19:10 IST ]
Taslima Nasren- File photo

Taslima Nasren- File photo

Taslima Nasreen, the exiled Bangladeshi author, has donated her body after death to All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

Making the announcement on micro-blogging site Twitter, 56-year-old Taslima said that she was donating her body to AIIMS for scientific research and teaching purpose.

Taslima is living in exile since she left Bangladesh in a cloak of secrecy in 1994 in the wake of threats to her by fundamentalist groups of her country.

Born in 1962, Taslima Nasreen was hounded out of her country at the age of 32 after publication of her documentary novel "Lajja", which portrayed the torture on the minority community of Bangladesh in the aftermath of demolition of Babri structure in Ayodhya.

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Taslima, Who carries a Swedish passport, has been getting Indian visa on a continuous basis since 2004.

In June 2017, her visa was further extended by Government of India for one more year.

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