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94-year-old man world’s oldest dad

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Ramjit Raghav, a ninety-four-year-old field worker from Kharkhoda in Haryana, northern India, can now lay claim to being the world's oldest father. Raghav and his partner, Shakuntala Devi, who is believed to be in her fifties, have a healthy baby boy named Vikramjeet, and would like to try for a second child once they've settled into parenthood. Raghav claims that he is more than one-hundred years old, but old-age pension records indicate that he's actually ninety-four. He's a vegetarian who says, "My daily diet comprises three liters of milk, half a kilo of almonds, and half a kilo of ghee [clarified butter]." He's like an Indian Jack LaLanne, only with a turban instead of the sweet jumpsuit. Until the birth of his first child, Raghav enjoyed a regular sex life with his wife, and stated, "I will only die if a black snake bites me and that is very unlikely."

Dr. Paranjeet Singh, chief medical officer at Kharkhoda Civil Hospital where the baby was born, said "Having babies at such age is [a] remote possibility, but then it can't be ruled out as it just needs one sperm to fertilize the egg." The hearty nonagenarian, who in his younger days was a wrestler and earns about seventy dollars a month digging fields nine hours a day, stated "I had visited a quack in the village and he gave me some tablets but I didn't take them and threw them away." My man don't need no stinkin' Viagra. The previous record holder for world's oldest dad was Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, a mere whippersnapper who fathered his twenty-first child at the age of ninety in 2007.