Statue of WWII Brit-Indian secret agent Noor Inayat Khan to be unveiled in London

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 08, 2012 08:21 hrs

A bust of Noor Inayat Khan, the British-Indian secret agent, who worked in France during WWII before being tortured and shot by the Germans, is set to be unveiled in London.

Members of her family will attend the unveiling, which will be carried out by Princess Anne.

It will also be attended by ex-agents, and RAF men who flew them to France, the BBC reports.

Khan was 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.

On 13 September 1944, Khan, code named Madeleine, was shot dead at Dachau concentration camp.

Khan is a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan, the renowned Tiger of Mysore who refused to submit to British rule and who was killed in battle in 1799. (ANI)

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