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World's Oldest New Dad in PETA Ad: 'Vegetarians Still Got It at Age 96'

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For Immediate Release:
27 November 2012

Contact:
Benazir Suraiya +91 9004547382; BenazirS@petaindia.org
Sachin Bangera +91 9820122561; SachinB@petaindia.org

Two-Time Record Holder Stars in New Pro-Vegetarian PETA Campaign

Delhi – Holding his new baby boy, 96-year-old Ramajit Raghav – who, on 5 October, broke his own record as Guinness World Records' "World's Oldest New Dad" – stars in a brand-new ad campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. Shot by photographer Gaurav Sharma, the new ad shows Raghav and his son Ranjit next to the words "Vegetarians Still Got It at Age 96". PETA plans to post the new ad near fertility clinics around the world. Broadcast-quality video footage of Raghav's interview is available here.

"I have been a vegetarian all my life", Raghav says, "and I credit my stamina and virility to my diet of vegetables and grains. Being a vegetarian is the secret to my strength and good health."

What makes vegetarians so healthy? For starters, meat clogs arteries and slows blood flow to all the major organs – not just the heart. Vegetarians are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are. They're also less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes and cancer – all of which are major health problems in India. And since each vegetarian saves the lives of many animals a year, their consciences are lighter, too.

Raghav joins a growing list of athletes, actors and other notable figures – including Shahid Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sonu Sood, Lara Dutta, Pankaj Advani, Anil Kumble and many others – who have teamed up with PETA India to promote healthy, humane vegetarian meals.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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