'Her story had been forgotten'

Shrabani Basu at the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust said: "Her story had been forgotten."

But she added that after she wrote a book about the Indian princess, her readers suggested there should be a memorial for Noor.

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War heroine statue

A statue commemorating Britain's only female Muslim war heroine will become the first stand-alone memorial to an Asian woman in the UK when it is unveiled today.