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77-year-old Manipur minister marries 24-year-old nurse

A 77-year-old Manipur minister has married a 24-year-old nursing graduate, barely three months after a Bangladesh minister tied the knot with a woman 38 years his junior.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2015 19:43 IST
Sobhapati Samom
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A 77-year-old Manipur minister has married a 24-year-old nursing graduate, barely three months after a Bangladesh minister tied the knot with a woman 38 years his junior.

Manipur health and family welfare minister Phungzathang Tonsing married Thangngaihsang on Friday in a ceremony attended by chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh and other dignitaries, at the Evangelical Baptist Church in state capital Imphal. It was the minister’s second marriage.

The bride, 53 years younger than her husband, is the daughter of T Khamzadou, a resident of New Lamka in Churachandpur district.

A Churachandpur local said Khamzadou’s family consented to the marriage as the “minister needed someone to look after him as most of his children stayed outside the state”.

In November last year, Bangladesh railway minister Mujibul Haque, 67, married 29-year-old Honufa Akhter Rikta in Comilla town. It was Haque’s first marriage.