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Punjabi-origin UK couple world's longest married

PTI  London, November 02, 2012
First Published: 22:37 IST(2/11/2012) | Last Updated: 22:40 IST(2/11/2012)

In an age where few marriages endure the test of time, two Punjabi-origin centurions have lived in wedded bliss for 87 years, making them the world's longest married couple.

Karam (107) and his wife Katari Chand (100), who have eight children and 28 grandchildren, say that the key to success is looking after each other in every way possible.

"My trick is to make Katari laugh. I like to tell jokes and make her smile. Being funny is my way of being romantic,' says Karam.

The marriage of the NRI couple, who now live in Bradford, has lasted nearly five years longer than that of the current Guinness world record holders. The couple are in the process of getting confirmation from the company that they will be named as the new record holders, Daily Mail reported.

"I have been told laughing makes you live longer. My wife is still alive, so it must have worked! I love her so much and I want to spend another 80 years by her side," said Karam.

From romantic meals to sharing jokes, the couple ensure that they do little things for each other to keep the romance alive.

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