Laxmi Agarwal was born on 1june 1990. She is an indian acid attack survior. She is also a campaigner for the rights of acid attack victims and a tv host. Laxmi was attacked at the tender age of 15 in 2005, in New Delhi. She was approached by a man in her neighbourhood named Naeem Khan who was 32. He proposed to Laxmi, but she rejected him. Ten months later he approached her again, claiming he was in love with her and wanted to marry her. Laxmi did not respond and that is when she was attacked by acid, by Naeem's older brother and his girlfriend Rakhi. Laxmi was in torture and had to undergo multiple operations, including eye surgery. After many protests and attention from the media Naeem was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2019 Laxmi was honored with international woman empowerment award. There is also a movie out based on her story.
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