Category Archives: Senior Heroes

‘Jashn’ – India’s largest senior citizen sports, cultural festival

India’s Largest Senior Citizen Sports and Cultural festival – JASHN 2016, will kick off on Saturday 15th – October in Lavasa with an underline theme of “High on Life”.

Ashiana-Jashn-2015-Inter-Senior-Citizen-Games-7The two day event will witness participation of seniors from Ashiana’s …

Oldest women (born in the 1800s)

n-OLDEST-large570We can all agree that it’s a great feat to live to be 100 — but it’s an even greater feat if you live well, well past it. Believe it or not, the five oldest people in the world today …

The old serve the young

In a role reversal, a few seniors in Besant Nagar are caring for youngsters. L. KANTHIMATHI on their initiatives in The Hindu.

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We tend to picture senior citizens as helpless and leaning heavily on others. And therefore, we are surprised …

Advice From a 101 Year Old Doctor

hinoharaDr Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned …

Senior Heroes – Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan

Ustad_Abdul_RashidThe grand old man from the Gwalior Gharana, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan is 105 years old and still composing, writing poetry and performing on the big stage.  Born in August 1908,  in Salon qasba, about 24 kms from Rae Bareli …

Senior Heroes – Ingvar Kamprad

ingvar_kampradI read an article recently about the founder of IKEA and the world’s 8th richest man estimated to be worth 15.7 Billion GBP. One incident stood out!  Below I am quoting the article

Recently, a statue of him was erected

Zohra Sehgal – 100 years and going strong

zohraThe grand old lady of Indian Cinema, Zohra Sehgal — famous for her vivaciousness and enthusiasm — turned 100 on April 27. Sehgal currently resides in Delhi with her daughter, Kiran Sehgal, and the sprightly actor’s zest for life is …

Never too late for anything…

s-NOLA-OCHS-PHOTO-largeMs. Nola Ochs at the age of 98 became the oldest person to receive a masters degree. Hailing from Kansas, USA, she earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history, from Fort Hays University, graduating alongside her granddaughter, …

Tamae Watanabe(73) – Oldest person to conquer Mt. Everest

On 19th May 2012, Tamae Watanable, at the age of 73, conquered Mt. Everest and became the oldest person to reach the top of the highest peak in the world.  She bettered her own record set 10 years earlier.…

Fauja Singh – Age is just a number

Marathon RunnerThe Hindu is carrying an article today (23rd of Sept. 2012) on one of our more famous seniors in the world today – Fauja Singh.   Born more than 100 years ago (1911, unverified), he has been competing in and more …