The world’s oldest mother

| 06/03/2009

(The Guardian): Until two months ago, few outsiders bothered to visit Alewa, a dusty village in north India, surrounded for miles by little more than fields of wheat and potholed roads. But since late last year there has been a swelling stream of visitors – a pilgrimage to the site of a biological wonder of the world or, depending on your point of view, a fusion of social taboo and science. For the visitors have been coming to see Alewa’s newest resident, a baby girl named Naveen Lohan. From beneath the folds of an oversized yellow and red striped woollen jumpsuit, she appears unmoved by the world around her – but then she is absorbed in other things, suckling noiselessly from her mother’s breast. And while Naveen sucks, her nursing parent is the star of the show. Rajo Devi Lohan was 70 when she gave birth last November, making her the world’s oldest known first-time mother.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    She looks pretty good for her age, I have to say