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96-Year-Old, Ramajit Raghav, Becomes 'World's Oldest Father'

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Ramajit Raghav of Kharkhoda village, near Sonepat, Haryana, close to India's capital New Delhi, became a father for the first time in 2010 when he was 94.

Last week became a father for the second time when his young wife bore him a son.

His record-breaking virility was reconfirmed on Tuesday as politicians in neighboring Punjab claimed an increase in alcohol consumption and drug use was weakening sperm count in the state. Raghav attributes his own virility to a teetotal lifestyle and a diet rich in fruit and dairy.

"We had planned for another baby after my first son was born in 2010. It's a blessing to have a baby at now and I am enjoying fatherhood at this age.

"I have led a very simple life. I didn't marry for long and followed a strict diet. I've taken milk, butter and fruits everyday since my childhood. We are absolutely delighted to have another member in the family. It's a great feeling for both of us," he said.

Neither he nor his wife are planning any more children, and they have decided she will be sterilized rather than he undergo a vasectomy, to make sure they do not have a third.

"My wife will undergo a tubectomy operation this year. We aren't planning more children, two are more than enough and I have limited financial resources, which can only sustain their needs. I want to send them to school and wish to see them lead a respectable life," he said. 

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