An aspiration to all of us-Laxmi Agrawal, a sheroic acid attack victim

"He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams.."- Laxmi Agrawal
  Acid attack is an unexpected violent assault that not only kills the body but the soul of the victim. There are thousands of young women around the world that survives such a traumatic situation and are forced to live with physical and psycological scars. One such brave acid attack victim is Laxmi Agrawal. She has emerged as a hope to all other acid attack victims and an inspiration for all of us.

The Incidence that changed her life
  Laxmi was only 15-years-old when a man threw acid on her face in 2005. The incidence took place in the Tughlaq Road when she was on her way returning from her music class. She was attacked by a man named Gudda and his other two companion, for rejecting his marriage proposal. She was rescued by a taxi driver who took her to the hospital where she had multiple surgeries to reduce the burn pain. These multiple surgeries affected her mental health and she was on ventilator for four long days. Despite of all the traumatic sufferings, she survived and fought back her life's biggest challenge.

Her mission and campaign against the acid violence and society
  In 2013, Laxmi gathered 27,000 signatures on a petition to curb acid sales and took that cause to the Indian Supreme Court. After she filed her petetion, the Supreme Court of India ordered the Central and the State Government to regulate the random sales of the acids. Laxmi started a hunger strike along with other acid attack victims demanding immediate justice and rehabilitation for acid attack survivors. She also started 'StopSaleAcid' campaign regarding the sale of acids in the various districts.

Laxmi' Personal Life
  Laxmi was born on June 1, 1990 in New Delhi. Her father was a domestic cook and her mother was a homemaker. Laxmi completed her class 10th from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya School. After this tragedic incidence, she had to stop her further studies. In 2014, during her campaign she met the journalist and social activist, Alok Dixit. They fell in love with each other and decided to spend their lives together. Both decided not to get married and instead be in a live-in-relationship. They had a baby girl named Pihu.

Her Career
  In the year 2014, Laxmi received International Women of Courage Award from US's then first lady, Michelle Obama. She was also honoured by NDTV Indian of the Year. In the same year, Laxmi and her partner Alok founded an NGO, Chhanv Foundation. She also became the face of the brand, 'Viva n Diva Campaingn'. She also ramp walked at the London Fashion Week in 2016.
She revealed that she was very scared during her pregnancy as she thought her daughter would get scared on seeing her. Yet, she is the most beautiful women alive because of her braveness and her motivational deeds towards the other victims of acid attack. In 2018, Deepika Padukone was signed to play the role of Laxmi in her biopic by the filmmaker Meghna Gulzar.
Her struggle and courage to survive from a life- threatening attack is now a hope to many such acid attack victims around the world.

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