96-Year-Old Dad Claims To Be Oldest Father In The World [VIDEO]

on October 17 2012 3:24 PM

A 96-year-old man in India reportedly has set the world record for being the oldest father—for the second time, according to the Times of India.

Ramjit Raghav and his 52-year-old wife Shakuntala Devi, who live in Haryana, which is about 31 miles northwest of Delhi, welcomed their son, Ranjeet, in early October.

The baby boy was born healthy on Oct. 5, the Times of India said.

Raghav has now beaten his own record of being the world’s oldest father --  he and Devi welcomed their first son together, Vikramajeet, two years ago.

Raghav credits having a healthy sex drive for being able to become such a father in his old age and explained that it was all natural.

“I didn’t take any performance enhancers … I just prayed to go to complete my family, either a boy or a girl,” he said in an interview posted online.

Though Raghav’s age has been record as 96 in the Haryana government’s social welfare department, the Times of India reported, those records could not be confirmed by other sources.

Raghav explained that he remained celibate most of his life until he met his wife 10 years ago.

“After staying together, we decided to extend our family and aspired for two sons. With God’s grace, our wish has been fulfilled,” Raghav said.

In addition to his active sex drive, he credits his virility to his diet and lifestyle, telling the newspaper that he has been a teetotaler and strict vegetarian his entire life.

Raghav reportedly has now beat the previous oldest father: Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jog, who allegedly had his 21st child when he was 90-years old.