A 94-year-old man in India claims he has turn out to be the country's oldest father by siring a son.
Ramajit Raghav, a Kharkhoda farm laborer, said his wife, Shakuntala, who is in her mid-50s, newly gave birth to a son at Kharkhoda Civil Hospital. Hospital officials confirmed the birth but did not validate whether Raghav was the child's father. His claims would make him India's oldest father, edging out a man who fathered his 22nd child at the age of 90 in 2007.
Dr Paramjeet Singh, chief medical officer at Kharkhoda Civil Hospital, where the baby was born in November, said: ‘Having babies at such an age is a secluded possibility. It can’t be ruled out.’
If it is true, Mr Raghav will beat present record holder Nanu Ram Jogi, an Indian farmer who fathered his 21st child at the age of 90 in 2007.
Mr Raghav actually claims to be more than 100 years old, but pension records give his age as 94.
Raghav said his son, Karamjit, was "god's gift" to him and his wife. Doctors said the baby is in good health.