No, it’s not Larry King. I checked.
KHARKHODA (SONIPAT): Miracles happen and Ramajit Raghav is there to prove it. The farm hand claimed on Monday that he was the oldest person to father a child at the age of 96. What’s more, he has done it for the second time in a gap of less than two years; Raghav was blessed with his first child in November 2010.
On October 5, Raghav’s 52-year-old wife Shakuntala Devi gave birth to their second male child at a primary health centre in the town. The child is doing fine and is with his parents in their one-room accommodation on the city outskirts.
Raghav had expressed his desire for a second son soon after the birth of his first whom he named Vikramjeet. Although he was elated over birth of the second child, named Ranjeet, he has now decided to make his wife to undergo a tubectomy operation.
Claiming to have become a father at the oldest age, Raghav pointed out that he had remained a bachelor and practised celibacy throughout his life until he met Shakuntala about 10 years ago. “After staying together, we decided to extend our family and aspired for two sons. With God’s grace, our wish has been fulfilled,” said Raghav, sporting a thick unkempt beard.