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Covid-19: 100-year-old celebrates big birthday in hospital

Harprakash Nair was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and pneumonia just before his 100th birthday.

He is thought to be the first Asian man in Newcastle to live to 100 – having emigrated with his wife to the UK from India in 1952.

Speaking to 5 Live’s Naga Munchetty, Harprakash – known as Hari to his friends – said he is an “ordinary man” and is “very grateful” for the doctors and nurses treating him.

The great-grandfather is recovering from his illnesses and is looking forward to seeing his wife and family again.

This clip is originally from Naga Munchetty on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

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