A five-day-old girl from Bihar’s Munger has become the youngest permanent account number (PAN) card holder in the country.
Aashi was born February 21 to Kumar Sajal and Smriti Sinha and allotted the PAN card on February 26.
Before Aashi, Aryan Choudhary of Jaipur held the record of youngest PAN card holder. Choudhary had got his PAN card when he was all of seven days.
Sajal, a businessman, said he has recommended his daughter’s name for the Guinness Book of World Records. Sajal and Smriti, who works in an HR firm in Bengaluru and is currently on leave, said their daughter has already become a local celebrity.
Ayush Ranjan Rout from Odisha was the first to become the youngest PAN card holder after he got his document when he was three months old. Then came Krishhney Thacker from Mumbai, whose father got him a PAN card 56 days after his birth. Chennai’s Akshita broke Thacker’s record when she was 49 days old.
It was not until a few years that Bipasha Modak of West Bengal wrested away the title from Akshita. Bipasha received her PAN card when she was 22 days old. However, she had to concede the title to Aahna Modi of Rajkot, who got her card when she was just 10 days old.
The record was largely unbroken until last year when Aryan was issued his card.