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Europe's oldest man Nazar Singh Gill dies aged 111 in Jalandhar

India TV News Desk 24 Jun 2015, 14:17:27 IST
India TV News Desk

Jalandhar:  Europe's oldest man Nazar Singh Gill, aged 111 years, died of two consecutive heart attacks  in his native Fazilpur village in Jalandhar district on Saturday.

He lived in  England for  50 years, and had recently celebrated his 111th birthday at his village on June 5. As a British citizen, Nazar Singh was sent a letter by Queen Elizabeth II on his 100th birthday in 2004 and every birthday since then.  

He had nine children, 34 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.Nazar Singh was involved in gardening till the age of 107. He never had any surgery, retained some of his original teeth and had perfect hearing till the day he died

Eldest son Kartar Singh said : “This time when he came to the village, he told us that he will not return to England and will breathe his last on this soil." 

Kartar and his younger brother Sohan Singh look after the family's farmland. Nazar Singh's wife died in the village in 2006.