NRI couple's 87-year marital bond is a world record
Posted on: 11:01 AM IST Nov 03, 2012
London: In an age where few marriages endure the test of time, a centurion Indian couple have lived in wedded bliss for 87 years, thus becoming the world's longest married couple. Hundred-and-seven-year-old Karam and his 100-year-old wife Katari Chand, who have eight children and 28 grandchildren together, say that the key to success is looking after each other in every way possible.
"My trick is to make Katari laugh. I like to tell jokes and make her smile. Being funny is my way of being romantic," says Karam.
The marriage of the NRI couple, who now live in Bradford, has lasted nearly five years longer than that of the current Guinness World Record holders and the couple are in the process of getting confirmation to be named as the new record holders, Daily Mail reported.
"I have been told laughing makes you live longer. My wife is still alive so it must have worked! I love her so much and I want to spend another 80 years by her side," said Karam. From romantic meals to sharing jokes, the couple from Punjab, India, ensure that they do little things for each other to keep the romance alive.