9 Jan 2012

86 years of marriage

4:37 pm on 9 January 2012

A couple from Bradford in Britain who tied the knot in 1925 could be the world's longest married husband and wife.

Karam Chand was born in a rural village in the Punjab in northern India in 1905.

His family worked in farming and, in keeping with the custom of the time, he married at a young age.

His bride, Kartari, was born in the same district in 1912.

That makes Mr Chand 106, his wife 99, and their marriage 86 years.