120-year-old man weds

2011-10-26 09:16

New Delhi – An Indian villager has wed for the second time – at the age of 120 – after his children spent six years searching for a suitable bride, news reports said today.

Soon after his first wife passed away in 2005, Hazi Abdul Noor, already a centenarian, asked his children to find him a wife who could look after him, the Times of India newspaper reported.

Noor’s son Hazi Asir Uddin said it was a tough job to find a bride for someone so old.

“By the grace of god, we have found a new mother, though she is half his age,” Asir Uddin was quoted as saying.

Noor married 60-year-old Samoi Bibi on Sunday at a ceremony attended by at least 500 guests at Satghari, a remote village in the north-eastern state of Assam.

Samoi Bibi was a widow with no children. With her marriage she acquired two stepsons and four stepdaughters, some of whom are older than her.

Noor has a family of more than 122 members including sons, daughters and grandchildren.

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