At 94 years of age Ramjit Raghav has all that to look forward to after claiming to have become the world’s oldest dad with the birth of his first child.
And now he’s got the hang of it, his partner Shakuntala Devi – a slip of a girl at just 51 – can look forward to more nonagenarian nookie as he has plans for a sibling for his son, Vikramjeet.
Speaking after Vikramjeet’s birth in Kharkhoda civil hospital, northern India, Ramjit said: “It is great that I have become the world’s oldest dad.
“I am a strong follower of Lord Shiva. This child is god’s gift.”
The delighted dad, who was a wrestler in his youth, attributes his virility to his diet. He said: “My daily diet comprises of three litres of milk, half a kilo of almonds and half a kilo of ghee.
“I had visited a quack in the village and he gave me some tablets, but I threw them away.” And he has no fear of not being around to see the boy grow up. He said: “Nothing will happen to my child as I will die only if a black snake bites me and that is very far. Visit me after 10 years and you will find me in the same appearance.”
Some have questioned Ramjit’s claim but Dr Paramjeet Singh, chief medical officer at the Kharkhoda civil hospital, said: “Having babies at such an age is a remote possibility, but it just needs one sperm to fertilise an egg.”
Born in 1916 when George V was Emperor of India, Ramjit has worked as a £44-a-month farm labourer for the past 22 years.
The new dad wipes fellow Indian Nanu Ram Jogi, who fathered his 21st child at the age of 90 in 2007, out of the record books.
Britain’s oldest dad is Raymond Calvert, 79. He had Jamie Rai with Charlotte Calvert, 25, this year. Mirror.co.uk