India`s `oldest` man passes away

Parasram Gurjar, a grand old man believed to be 125-year-old and the oldest man in India, has passed away.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 16:18 PM IST

Bhopal: Parasram Gurjar, a grand old man
believed to be 125-year-old and the oldest man in India, has
passed away at his native village in Madhya Pradesh, family
sources said on Sunday.

Gurjar, who was the native of Talkesari village in
Hoshangabad district, breathed his last on Saturday afternoon
leaving behind his only surviving son, 75-year-old Mohanlal
and a family consisting of 14 grand children and three great
grand children.

His three sons and a daughter predeceased him.
Gurjar`s 45-year-old grandson Hakam Singh told ews agency that his
grandfather seldom fell ill, had no history of previous
ailments and did most of his daily chores by himself till the
end came.

"Saturday afternoon, he asked me to bring Narmada
water. He had a few drops of water and then collapsed. We took
him to the Hamidia hospital where doctors declared him dead,"
Hakam added.

PTI