Three centenarian Indians in Saudi to perform Haj

Last Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:07

Dubai: A 107-year-old Indian is among three centenarians from the country in Saudi Arabia, who will perform Haj this year.
Ismail from Haryana, who is 107 years old, is the eldest of the trio, with 102-year-old lady Havabibi Shaikh from Gujarat and 100-year-old Ilyas from Uttar Pradesh, the Arab News reported.

"All these three pilgrims are well-oriented with Haj rituals and are also in good health. The Indian medical mission has been visiting them on a regular basis to check their health condition," Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmed Kidwai was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
All of them have come through the India`s Central Haj Committee, the report said.

As many as 1,00,191 pilgrims, carried by a total of 337 flights of Saudi Airlines and Air India, have arrived in Saudi Arabia till Thursday.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:07

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