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138 year old lady fasts Ramadan

Meerut: 138-year old Sagheeran is still going strong and despite her age does not miss fasts during Ramzan. She claims that she began fasting from the age of 13 and continued the practice for the past 125 years. She helps everyone in the family during the day in the chores, out of her six sons three have died while the surviving Saeed is 90 years old. Her grandson Ishtiyaq is 60. She enjoys betel leaf (paan) after a diet of lentil and bread.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 15

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