Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila got married to her partner Desmond Coutinho in a low-key ceremony in Kodaikanal, the southern hill station. While a happy Desmond was dressed in a kurta and pair of pants, a shawl draped around his neck along with a floral garland, Sharmila was in a traditional pink and black striped phanek and top, sans a garland, with her hair kept as always, hanging loose over her face. The two came walking holding hands to the sub-registrar's office, and it was found the groom had left his passport at home and went back for it. Registrar M Radhakrishnan registered the marriage.
Many locals had gathered outside the registrar's office along with a few human rights activists from Madurai and Dindigul.