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Last Updated 27 July 2020, 08:39 IST
The coronavirus pandemic, which has gripped the world, has forced mankind to adopt a 'new normal'. Like many other countries in the world, India is also facing the wrath of this deadly virus. The tally of coronavirus positive cases has already crossed 14 lakh-mark and the death toll has surpassed 32,000 in the country.
In such a grim scenario, centenarian Covid-19 patients, who have recovered from the virus are sending a ray of hope and inspiration for many. They have defied the conventional fears attached with Covid-19.
Here are some examples of centenarians defeating coronavirus.
A 100-year-old man named Arjun Naringrekar in Mumbai beat Covid-19 and celebrated his 101st birthday. After recovery, he received his discharge from the hospital right on the eve of his birthday.

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A 100-year-old woman from Karnataka’s Huvina Hadagali won the battle against Covid-19. Hallamma is one of the oldest patients diagnosed with Covid-19 and recovered from it in the state. She was treated at her home along with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. Hallamma tested positive for the virus on July 16.

Mukhtar Ahmed was a four-year-old during the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918. Little did he know that years later, he would face another deadly pandemic. The now 106-years-old man was discharged from the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) after recovering from Covid-19, where his wife, son and another family member also recuperated after contracting the novel coronavirus infection. Interestingly, he recovered faster than his son, who is in his 70s.

In Indore, 100-year-old Chanda Bai returned home after winning her battle against coronavirus. Fittingly, the neighbours gave a round of applause when she returned from the hospital, according to an Economic Times report.


In Andhra Pradesh, a 101-year-old woman recovered from Covid-19. P Mangamma, from Tirupati town, was shifted to Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) - Sri Padmavathi Mahila Medical College State COVID hospital for treatment after she tested positive. According to The New Indian Express report, the doctors attributed the recovery to her sheer willpower.

In Tamil Nadu, 103-year-old Hameedha Bee bravely fought the battle against Covid-19 and recovered. But much to her misfortune, she was allegedly asked by her neighbours to vacate the house. The centenarian lives with her family in Ambur.

(Published 27 July 2020, 06:28 IST)

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