Haji Ibrahim Saleem Joad with his family members at a polling booth at Pune on Monday
Haji Ibrahim Saleem Joad with his family members at a polling booth at Pune on Monday

Maharashtra elections: 102-year-old Pune man casts vote with 40 family members

ANI | Updated: Oct 21, 2019 18:35 IST

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Oct 21 (ANI): A 102-year-old man came with his family of 40 members to cast vote in Pune's Lohgaon for the Maharashtra assembly elections.
Haji Ibrahim Saleem Joad was earlier hospitalised but took an early discharge for the day to exercise his franchise
Joad has been a regular voter since India achieved independence and was in a wheelchair when he came to cast his vote on Monday.
"I have been voting since India has got independence, and I have seen a lot of changes. I was admitted to hospital for 4 days but today I'm here to cast my vote and I urge everyone to come forward and vote," the senior citizen told ANI.
"I have raised my family with the habit of voting every year. he added.
Joad further said that he had a big family of 150 members, including 10 sons and 2 daughters. (ANI)

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