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96-year-old from India fathers a child

Posted on Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 | Comment icon 29 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Ramajit Raghav has fathered his second child in two years despite being in his late nineties.

A resident of India's Kharkhoda village, the 96-year-old attributes his remarkable virility to being a non-drinker and to a long-term diet rich in fruit and dairy products. The news came on the heels of concerns by politicians over a reduction in fertility in the region as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and drug use.

"We had planned for another baby after my first son was born in 2010," said Raghav. "It's a blessing to have a baby now and I am enjoying fatherhood at this age. I didn't marry for long and followed a strict diet. I've taken milk, butter and fruits everyday since my childhood."

"Ramajit Raghav of Kharkhoda village, near Sonepat, Haryana, close to India's capital New Delhi, became a father for the first time in 2010 when he was 94."

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Comment icon #20 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 18 October, 2012, 8:29
I have no doubts a 96 year old man who is fit and well could father a child BM. My doubts are the accuracy of his age keeping, whether he has a birth certificate etc. I lose track of my age and I am not even half as old as this guy, without confirmation of what year I was born I could be well of the mark by the time I reach my seventies, let alone my nineties as well as being able to exaggerate my age with no proof that I am not bending the truth. There have been a good few 'I am the worlds oldest' claims that have not been recognised for various reasons, this may well be one of them. Seeing a... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 October, 2012, 15:29
My point was not to say - Oh no doubt he can father a child.. My point was that he could well be 96 and look younger.. hence why I mentioned my great aunt who looked over 20 years younger and she was 106.... I don't know if he did father the baby for sure.. He could be covering for someone else? I don't know and don't care...I just hope the kid has a decent life regardless He certainly does look younger than he claims. I was going to add at the end of my last post that he has less forehead creases than me. The trouble is its not nice to admit you have a more wrinkly forehead than a 96 year old... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 18 October, 2012, 20:22
The trouble is its not nice to admit you have a more wrinkly forehead than a 96 year old... Ha ha well maybe you are one who likes to raise his eyebrows a lot and maybe screw your face up brave and often lol ...I joke with the last part.. Pile cream ( for shrinking piles ) ..I use a little every so often..I have no wrinkles or bags around my eyes ..
Comment icon #23 Posted by Hilander on 19 October, 2012, 1:33
Good grief.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Tommy13 on 23 October, 2012, 12:52
That a boy!
Comment icon #25 Posted by Ryegrog on 27 October, 2012, 3:27
One thing's for sure, that old timer still has bullets in his gun. lol
Comment icon #26 Posted by Odds on 20 November, 2012, 22:59
If i ever make it to 96, i hope i'm going as strong as him!
Comment icon #27 Posted by joc on 28 November, 2012, 10:59
Man Fathers Child at 96 The world's oldest father has been recruited by activists in India who maintain lifelong vegetarians retain their "vigour" better than others. Ramajit Raghav, who shot to celebrity two years ago at the age of 94 when he first became a father, features in a new campaign by for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) India. A photograph of Mr Raghav, who recently fathered his second child, Ranjit, at the age of 96, shows him cradling the baby with the headline "Vegetarians Still Got It at Age 96". "I have been a vegetarian all my life, and I credit my stamina a... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Daughter of the Nine Moons on 28 November, 2012, 11:25
So, they hold this guy in high esteem for what?? How blatantly selfish! Another child who will never know their father. 96 or not...what an egotist! The idea that he is a 'poster boy' for anything other that 'the stupidest man alive' really rubs me the wrong way. That was my 1st thought as well
Comment icon #29 Posted by CuriousGreek on 28 November, 2012, 11:30
Man Fathers Child at 96 The world's oldest father has been recruited by activists in India who maintain lifelong vegetarians retain their "vigour" better than others. Ramajit Raghav, who shot to celebrity two years ago at the age of 94 when he first became a father, features in a new campaign by for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) India. A photograph of Mr Raghav, who recently fathered his second child, Ranjit, at the age of 96, shows him cradling the baby with the headline "Vegetarians Still Got It at Age 96". "I have been a vegetarian all my life, and I credit my stamina a... [More]


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