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India: 120-year-old man marries 60-year-old woman in Assam

120 year old Hazi Abdull and his 60 year old new wife Samoi Bibi -   Photo (PTI)

Press Trust of India
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Guwahati, India  (PTI) Age has been no bar for 120-year-old Hazi Abdul Noor who married a woman half his age in Assam's Karimganj district.

Noor tied the knot again with 60-year-old Samoi Bibi at Satghori village, that was witnessed by 500 guests and his large family of over 100 members.

A smiling Noor nodded his head in confirmation when Maulana Khairuzzaman asked for 'kubool' (agree) as sweets got distributed in the recently-held wedding. After the death of his first wife Salima Khatun at the age of 80 in 2005, Noor had been telling his sons to find him another one as he needed someone to take care of him, his eldest son and retired teacher Hazi Azir Uddin said.

Displaying documents about his age, Noor, who was a contractor during the British regime in southern Assam, said though he was 120 years old, his age in the electoral voters list was 116 years. He heads a family of 122 members, including three daughters, two sons and several grandchildren, mostly married. His eldest child is a daughter aged 79.

Mr.  Hazi Abdull, his wife and his family

Hazi said, "We found a new mother, though she's half his age, with the help of match-maker Abdul Hamid of Tripura."

Samoi Bibi was a resident of North Foolbari village in adjoining northern Tripura. Her husband had died a long time ago and she was childless, he said.