Nazar Singh Turns 111

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Britain’s Oldest Man Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Britain’s oldest man has celebrated his 111th birthday. Nazar Singh has lived through world wars, the first moon landing and the invention of colour television. Having survived an infection, he has been allowed to celebrate the milestone.

 

Born on June 8th, 1904, he has 34 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren and had been married to his wife, Narajan Kaur for 70 years before she died at the age of 90 in 2003.

 

Growing up in the Indian state of Punjab, Mr Singh moved to England in 1965 as a foundry moulder. He lived in Walsall for 25 years before deciding to retire in Sunderland in 1989.

 

Mr Singh’s son, Chain Singh Gill, 62, said the secret to his father’s long life is a healthy lifestyle and the odd glass of whiskey.

 

“We thought we had lost him because he had an infection but, thankfully, he is recovering now. It’s the care he gets and the food he eats that are most important. He doesn’t eat junk food and that’s what has kept him alive. I’m in contact with him, sometimes twice, every single day on the phone and he’s in good spirits.”

 

“It’s the care he gets and the food he eats that are most important. He doesn’t eat junk food and that’s what has kept him alive. I’m in contact with him, sometimes twice, every single day on the phone and he’s in good spirits.”

 

Mr Gill also added his father likes to drink milk and almond oil, regularly eats fruit and sleeps for ten hours every night.

 


Mr Singh received a letter from the Queen on his 100th birthday and has been sent one every year since, along with an annual letter and phone call from the Department For Work and Pensions to see how he is.

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