A 73-year-old woman in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has given birth to twin girls.
Doctors delivered the twins, who were born following IVF treatment, on Thursday.
Dr Uma Sankar, the woman’s doctorsaid the mother and the babies are doing well.
Mangayamma Yaramati said she and her husband, who is 82 years old, have always wanted children but had been unable to conceive until now.
The new father and her husband Sitarama Rajarao after the birth said we are incredibly happy.
But just a day later, Mr Rajarao suffered a sudden stroke and is currently being treated in hospital.
“Nothing is in our hands. Whatever should happen will happen. It is all in the hands of God,” Mr Rajarao had said when asked who would care for the children in case anything were to happen to the couple due to their advanced age.
Having children was important to the couple, who also said that they felt stigmatised and called names in their village.
The twin girls were delivered by Caesarean section, which is the usual method in such rare cases.