Jaipur  celebrates
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
2010 Commonwealth Games ~ 2010 Nobel Prizes ~ Sachin Tendulkar ~ Rajasthan Royals ~ Kings XI Punjab ~ Sushil Kumar ~ Deepika Kumari ~ Somdev Devvarman ~ HR Bhardwaj
Home / India News / 2007 / May 2007 / May 21, 2007
Jaipur man celebrates his 138th birthday, Coimbatore woman her 110th
RSS / Print / Comments

Top News

144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

Jaipur man celebrates his 138th birthday, Coimbatore woman her 110th

Age seems to be relative for two centenarians as they celebrated another of their birthdays on Sunday.

Jaipur, May 21 : Age seems to be relative for two centenarians as they celebrated another of their birthdays on Sunday.

In Jaipur, Rahim Khan celebrated his 138th birth anniversary with his family and friends at a party.

Khan, or Habib Mian as he is fondly called, looked as excited as any child while cutting a specially prepared cake.

Friends and relatives looked just as ecstatic as Khan, as they have been in correspondence with the Guinness Book of World Records to include his name in the oldest living human being category.

A former bandmaster, Khan has been receiving a pension for the last 66 years, which is a record in itself.

Khan says it is God's grace that has brought him this far.

"All is going well till now. After this, only God knows what is in store for me," said Rahim Khan.

With a family that has over seventy members, Khan is still alert enough to discern one from the other.

Khan has already seen his sixth generation of descendents.

In Coimbatore, an old woman turned 110, as hundreds of her own family toasted her future health and happiness.

Thaiamma, as she is lovingly called by her family, cut a huge cake as several of her great-great-grandchildren sang 'Happy Birthday' in perfect chorus.

Even at this age, Thaiamma lives alone in her ancestral home and continues to do all her household chores like washing, cooking, cleaning and even grinding spices.

"Till now I am continuing to do all my work like cleaning the house, washing clothes, cooking food, grinding spices etc. I don't rely on anyone to do something for me," said Thaiamma.

Her son Jayabal said his mother had usually relied on traditional and natural therapies to treat common ailments.

"I was born when she was about 60 years old. Till now her health is good and she has never been to a hospital," he said.

Her diet still consists of fish, meat and vegetables cooked in pungent spices.

ANI

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook






© 2000-2017 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us