Very few live till 96, leave alone father a child. And those who do, expect to play with their great grandchildren or great great grandchildren.
But Ramajit Raghav, 96, has fathered a child to become the oldest father in the world. Raghav and Shakuntala of Kharkhoda, Panipat in Haryana, perhaps also deserve credit for having a live-in in Haryana for 17 years before tying the knot.
Now a media darling for doing the impossible, the couple had their first child, Vikramajit only two years ago. Villagers, however, refuse to accept their version that Raghav and Shakuntala are indeed the biological parents of the two children.
Like several others in Kharkhoda, Raghav came to Sonepat as a migrant labourer in search of a living. Raghav, a wrestler in his hey days, now supports his family with Rs 550 that he receives as old-age pension.