Friday, May 14, 2010
Dad - world record set by Nanu Ram Jogi
RAJASTHAN, India -- Nanu Ram Jogi,
93, an Indian farmer, has four wives and had his 21st child
in 2007 when he was 90 years old , setting the world record for the Oldest
Photo: Nanu Ram Jogi with his youngest
child, two-week-old Girija Rajkumari (enlarge
Indian farmer Nanu
Ram Jogi, who is married to his fourth wife, boasts
he does not want to stop, and plans to continue producing
children until he is 100.
Dad admits he is not certain how many children his
series of four wives have borne him - but counts at least
12 sons and nine daughters and 20 grandchildren.
love me," Mr Jogi said. "I want to have more children. I can
survive another few decades and want to have children till
I am 100 - then maybe I will stop."
The Guinness World record for the
oldest known father was an Australian called Les Colley,
who was 92 when his ninth child was born. He died in 1998,
just before his 100th birthday.
the World , who attributes his remarkable virility
to daily walks and plenty of meat, said: "I eat all kinds
of meat - rabbits, lamb, chicken and wild animals."
“There is a dense forest around the village.
I go hunting most days and eat whatever I catch. Lots of food
is my secret to staying healthy. I will survive another few
decades to take care of these kids!”
Mr Jogi, The
World's World's Oldest
Dad fathered his eldest daughter, Sita Devi,
in 1943. His latest wife, Saburi, who has given him seven
children, was first married to his eldest son Shiv Lal, who
died 10 years ago.
Speaking from the family home in a
remote village in Rajasthan, she said: "At first I didn't
want to stay here after my husband died. But Nanu promised
to look after me and now we have seven children."
Mr Jogi's children and grandchildren live
in six houses attached to his two-storey family home.
Oldest Dad in the World said: "I have a perfect life
- with so many children and grandchildren all around me, it
keeps me young."
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Friday, May 14, 2010