An Indian woman has become the world’s oldest mother(Omkari Panwar) after giving birth to twins at the age of 70.
Omkari Panwar said”If I am the world’s oldest mother it means nothing to me.I just want to see my new babies and care for them while I am still able.”
The babies’ father,is 77 years old retired farmer Charan Singh Panwar.Omkari Panwar and Charan Singh Panwar already had two grown-up daughters, and five grandchildren, but were desperate for a son and heir.
Charan Singh Panwar,sold off his buffalo, and burned through his life savings just to pay for the invitro fertilization treatments that made the couple’s wish come true, when the twins, a boy and a girl, were delivered by Caesarean section.
The twins, born one-month premature and weighing 2lb 9oz each, were healthy and expected to survive, according to doctors at Jaswant Roy Speciality Hospital, where they were incubators.
Charan Singh Panwar said “At last we have a son and heir. We prayed to God, went to saints and visited religious places. We left no stone unturned and God has rewarded us. The treatment cost me a fortune but I can die a happy man and a proud father,” he added.