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Bangladesh's septuagenarian minister becomes father of twins

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Bangladesh's 71-year-old railway has become father of twin boys.

The septuagenarian minister's wife Honufa Akhter Rikta, who is her early 30s, gave birth to twin boys at a private hospital in last night.

The had made headlines in 2014 when he married then 29-year-old Honufa at the age of 67. Two years later on May 28 in 2016, he first became the father of a girl child.

"The twins and their mother are in good health," a said, adding that Dr of the facility conducted the caesarian section.

The minsiter sought countrymen's good wishes for his twin sons and said the family has planned to name them in consultation with relatives.

Becoming father at a late age is not very rare among Bangladeshi politicians.

Sher-e-Bangla A K Fazlul Haque, a major political figure in British and later in became father at the age of 70. His only child late AK Fayezul Haque later also became a

Former military dictator-turned-H M Ershad in 1980s while addressing a public rally announced that he was blessed with a son while he was nearing 60.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:35 IST