Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a healthy boy at the National Fertility Centre in Haryana state, which offers fertility treatment to women who are decades beyond their menopause.
Although her exact date of birth is unclear, Mrs Kaur told doctors she was around seven years younger than her husband Mohinder Singh Gill, who was 79 in 2016. If correct, that would make her the world’s oldest mother.
The current, verified record is held by Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who was 66 when she gave birth to twin boys in Barcelona in 2006.
“Every one asked me to adopt a baby but I never wanted to. Now I have my own child,” said Mrs Kaur.
Back in 1997, there was a furore when it was revealed that a 60 year old widow, Liz Buttie, had lied about her age to receive fertility treatment at a London clinic. She gave birth to a son.