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Bust of Indian-origin spy princess to be unveiled

A bronze bust of Indian-origin British ’spy princess’ Noor Inayat Khan, who worked in France during World War II before being tortured and shot by the Germans, is being unveiled on Thursday in Gordon Square Gardens here, near the house where she lived as a child.

It is said to be the first such memorial in Britain dedicated to a Muslim and the first in honour of an Asian woman.

Khan, posthumously awarded the George Cross for her work in France and for revealing nothing of use to her interrogators despite being tortured by the Gestapo for 10 months, is a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan.



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