“This child is god’s gift to me”

The proud father, who had been wrestler in his youth, attributes his incredible virility to his diet.

‘My daily diet comprises of three litres of milk, half a kilo of almonds and half a kilo ghee (clarified butter),’ he said…

Dr Paramjeet Singh, chief Medical officer at the Kharkhoda civil hospital said: ‘It was a normal delivery and the baby is quite healthy and fine.

‘Having babies at such age is remote possibility but then it can’t be ruled out as it just needs one sperm to fertilise the egg.’

Shakuntala’s age, alternately reported as 51, 52 and 54, makes for incredibly slim odds of ovulation and any viable eggs.