His birthday was set aside as a day where due gratitude and thanks were expressed to God in the form of a resounding religious service for attaining the coveted age of 103.
Mohammed Ram John Khan reached this milestone on August 16, and spent his special day in the company of his children, relatives, grand and great- grand children at his Aurora, Essequibo residence,
The senior Khan is still agile at his age and does small chores around his home. Family members said Khan remains in reasonably good health and he is not a burden to anyone. Khan was born in Aurora Village, in 1912.
The Imam, who served in that capacity for some 43 years, came to the then British Guiana as an indentured labourer and worked in the rice fields on the Essequibo Coast during the year 1898.
At age 12, Khan had to leave school to find work to help his parents, Faqueer Baksh Mohamed Khan and his mother Bibi Woulfath.
However, when Khan turned 24, he married his second wife Mable Khan, also known as “Betty”. That marriage produced twelve children. Khan, however has two other children from his first marriage.
The well loved Imam lived for sometime in Canada and is the recipient of several International and local awards from Parliamentarians and politicians.
The Essequibo centenarian has some 67 grandchildren and over 120 great grandchildren
Khan speaks fluent Urdu, Hindi and Arabic.
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