Indian Man Becomes Dad For First Time at 94
Posted on February 17, 2012
Although a rather dubious honor, Ramajit Ragha, 94, has set a new record for the oldest known dad in India.
Before him, in 2007, a man became the dad of his 22nd child at the age of 90.
The proud father, who was a wrestler in his youth, credits his virility to his high-calorie diet and believes he will live for at least another decade.
“My daily diet comprises of three liters of milk, half a kilo of almonds and half a kilo ghee (clarified butter),” Ragha told the press.
Hailing from the small village of Kharkhoda, in northern India’s Haryana, Ragha is a laborer who has worked for his landlords for the last 22 years. He earns just £44 (about US$70) per month.
The new baby is a boy that he named Karamjit, which translates into “gift from God.”
“It was a normal delivery and the baby is quite healthy and fine. Having babies at such an age is a remote possibility, but then it can’t be ruled out, as it just needs one sperm to fertilize the egg,” said Dr. Paramjeet Singh, chief medical officer at the Kharkhoda Civil Hospital.
Ragha and his wife, Shakuntla, are not ruling out the possibility of having more babies as well.
It really is never too late for some things, no?