Ramajit Raghav from India (Karkhoda village, Haryana state) became dad at 96 years old on October 5, Friday, 2012. He is now the confirmed World’s Oldest Father.
Ramajit Raghav was bachelor up to 2002 until he met with Shakuntala. They married but at that time he was 86 years old and her wife Shakuntala was 42 years old. After few years of their married life they planned to conceive.
“After staying together, we decided to extend our family and aspired for two sons. With God’s grace, our wish has been fulfilled,”
November 2010, they was gifted by God a son and they named him “Vikramjeet”. However they didn’t practice any contraceptive measure and this year Shakuntala again became pregnant and delivered their second son “Karamjeet” in October 5th in a Primary health centre in Kharkhoda. Medical Officer, Dr Paramjeet Singh, who attended her said that it was a normal delivery and she was discharged after 4 hrs. as no complications was seen. He also surprised how this 54 yrs old lady could produce Ovum and also astonished about Ramajit Raghav.
However Raghav now decide to opt for birth control and would probably going for tubectomy operation for Shakuntala. PETA probably going to make him Posterboy for their ongoing Global campaign “Vegetarians Still Got It At the Age of 96”.
But what is his secret to stay fertile at this age ???
He admits that being wrestler in his young age he followed a strict rule for his health. He is vegetarian and now he take cow’s milk 2 litres. , vegetables (always fresh and green) and chapatis (one type flat bread). He wake up from bed at 5 am and take a nap in afternoon and goes to bed at about 8 pm.
Though he claims his age more than 100 years but his age registered in government old age pension as 96 years. He can remember 1929 epidemic in Uttar Pradesh (biggest state in India ). He was born at Begpur village in Uttar Pradesh state and later shifted to Sonipat and again to Kharkhoda, Haryana. He is working for landlord Bhajan Bania for last 22 years.
The couple complains that the Haryana Government gives them only 500 rs per month in old age pension plan policy but it is very much insufficient to educate their 2 son . Though Government still not promise but few NGO spread hand to help him.
When reporters asked him about how many years he expect to live , he replied
“I will die only if a black snake bites me and that is very unlikely. Visit me after ten years and you will find me in the same appearance”
Photos Of World’s Oldest Father Ramajit Raghav
Photo Credit :Sagar Kaul / Barcroft
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