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Desmond Coutinho Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Facts & More

Desmond Coutinho

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Bio
Real NameDesmond Coutinho
ProfessionNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1963
Age (as in 2017)54 Years
Birth PlaceZanzibar (a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa)
NationalityBritish
HometownGoa, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyNot Known
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesDoing Yoga, Reading, Writing
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsIrom Sharmila
Desmond Coutinho With His Girlfriend Irom Sharmila
WifeN/A
ChildrenNone

Desmond Coutinho

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Desmond Coutinho

  • Does Desmond Coutinho smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Desmond Coutinho drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Desmond is a second generation African travelling with an EU passport.
  • He fell in love with Irom Sharmila even without meeting her.
  • He first came to know about Irom Sharmila through a book titled “Burning Bright” by Deepti Priya Mehrotra. He was moved by Irom Sharmila’s struggle described in the book.
  • He started writing letters to Sharmila and since then, the two have been exchanging letters regularly. Among the things he sent her were a Radha-Krishna painting and a teddy bear.
  • In February 2011, he visited Imphal for the first time and finally managed to meet her on 9 March 2011 at a court.
  • When The Telegraph (the eastern Indian daily) published an interview with Sharmila in which Sharmila said that she loved Coutinho, it caused a furore in Manipur.
  • Desmond sat on a 36-hour fast to be allowed to meet Irom Sharmila. He had to fast for 2 days before the activists relented and allowed him to meet her. Desmond Coutinho on Hunger Strike
  • Desmond insists he is serious about Sharmila. “I am not a writer. I am not an activist. I care about her. And although this seems to annoy activists, I have done more for her with my caring than the moral support they claim to have offered her,” he posted on the website.
  • Desmond and Irom are supposed to be getting married soon in the Indian State of Kerala.
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