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Great-great grandmother from Gants Hill set to celebrate 108th birthday

08:00 11 June 2014

Nandubaa Vyas

Nandubaa Vyas

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A great-great-grandmother will reach an incredible milestone tomorrow.

Nandubaa Vyas will become the grand old age of 108, meaning she will only be eight years younger than the world’s oldest person.

The Gants Hill woman, who lives in Roll Gardens with her daughter Taru Shah, has 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She also has five surviving children, including Taru and her other daughter Rama Joshi.

Taru said: “It takes a special person to be a mother like Nandubaa; she is kind, always caring and warm-hearted through and through.”

Nandubaa was born in Mitrala in Gujarat, India, on June 12, 1906. After getting married to her husband Amritlal, she lived in Nairobi, Kenya.

In approximately 1978 she moved to London and raised her seven children.

Amritlal sadly died more than 20 years ago.

Taru said: “We would all like to wish Nandubaa a happy birthday; this is all about her and the many things she has done.

“The Vyas, Shah and Joshi families are very proud of her.”

The world’s oldest person is 116-year-old Misao Okawa, from Japan. The oldest man was 111-year-old Alexander Imich, a retired chemist and parapsychologist who died in New York at the weekend.

Guiness World Records are investigating whether Japan’s Sakari Momoi, 111, is now the world’s oldest man.

Nandubaa is only four years younger than Britain’s oldest woman - 114-year-old Ethel Lang, from Barnsley.

The oldest person ever from the country was Charlotte Hughes, who died in 1993 aged 115.

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