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India`s `oldest man` passes away

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 19:13

Bhopal: Parasram Gurjar, believed to be the
oldest man in the country, has passed away at the age of 125
in his native village in Madhya Pradesh, family sources said
on Sunday.

Gurjar, a native of Talkesari village in Hoshangabad
district, breathed his last yesterday afternoon, leaving
behind his only surviving son, 75-year-old Mohanlal, and a
family consisting of 14 grandchildren and three great

His three sons and a daughter predeceased him.

Gurjar`s 45-year-old grandson Hakam Singh told PTI 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.

"Yesterday 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


First Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 19:13
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