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102-year great-grandpa votes with 270-member family

102-year great-grandpa votes with 270-member family
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In probably a record, a 102-year-old retired British Indian Army officer voted in the Vadgaon-Sheri constituency here on Monday - along with 270 members of his clan, spanning five generations - in the Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Pune : In probably a record, a 102-year-old retired British Indian Army officer voted in the Vadgaon-Sheri constituency here on Monday - along with 270 members of his clan, spanning five generations - in the Maharashtra Assembly elections.

The venerable head of the family is Haji Ibrahim Alim Joad, born in 1918, pushing 102 now and still going strong.

He was accompanied by 10 of his 12 sons, two daughters, 45 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and even a few young great-great-grandchildren, said one of his third-generation grandsons, 45-year Tanveer Joad, who is engaged in the family business of civil works contracts.

Haji Ibrahim Joad, who spent the past four days in the Jehangir Hospital for a minor heart ailment, was declared "hale and hearty" by his doctors and discharged this afternoon.

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