120-year-old man marries 60-year-old woman in Assam
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. 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.