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October 18 2012

96-year-old claims to be world’s oldest father


Most people can only dream of living for 100 years, let alone fathering a child nearly a century after being born themselves. But that is apparently a reality today, as a 96-year-old Indian man claims to have fathered a child, his second in recent years.

Ramajit Raghav and his 52-year-old wife, Shakuntala Devi, reportedly gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Ranjeet, on Oct. 5, according to the Times of India.

Just two years ago, Raghav set the world record when he and Devi gave birth to their first son, Vikramajeet.

"I didn't take any performance enhancers. … I just prayed to God to complete my family, either a boy or a girl," Raghav told the paper.

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