Hundreds raised during anniversary celebrations


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After meeting in India as teenagers in the 1920s, Mr Karam Chand and his wife, Kartari, were celebrating again last week as they reached the amazing milestone of 88 years of marriage.

A special celebration evening was held at The Castle pub, in Bradford, last week to commemorate the latest anniversary whilst also raising money for the Clutha Appeal fund, for victims and family members of the recent Glasgow Helicopter crash, in which 10 people were killed and more injured.

Mr and Mrs Chand have been inseparable since meeting in their homeland and moved to Bradford more than 40 years ago.

The couple have eight children, 27 grand children and more than ten great-grandchildren, many of whom made the journey to the West Yorkshire establishment to celebrate the momentous occasion.

ANNIVERSARY: Karam and Kartari Chand were celebrating 88 years of marriage last weekend at a special reception in Bradford

ANNIVERSARY: Karam and Kartari Chand were celebrating 88 years of marriage last weekend at a special reception in Bradford

The pub, which is run by youngest son, Paul Chand, played host to a number of live acts on Sunday 15th December.

Paul Chand, along with fellow members of the Punjabi Folk band ‘Anjaana’, got celebrations under way with a special performance before a number of artists stepped up to the stage, including Phil Cockerham, Big Red, Muppett, Eddie Lawler, Liz Neary, Den Miller, Karl Dallas, and Keystone Acoustics.

Alongside the acts, an auction and raffle were also held which helped raise a total of £204.29 for the chosen charity.

The couple are still awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to confirm that theirs truly is   the longest marriage in the world.

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