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12 Oct, 2013

Indian Haj Centenarians completing a lifelong dream – Arab News

Believe it or not, at a time when younger people are becoming victims of even minor infections, three Indian pilgrims above the age of 100 have arrived in the Kingdom to perform Haj, and they are in perfect shape.

Ismail from the north Indian state of Haryana, who has seen all of 107 summers, is the oldest of the trio, with 102-year-old grand old lady Havabibi Shaikh from Gujarat and 100-year-old Ilyas from Uttar Pradesh looking forward to performing the Haj rituals this season. All of them have come through the government’s central Haj Committee.

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