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World’s second oldest, Britain’s oldest woman dead at 115

World’s second oldest living woman and the oldest in Britain, Sant Kaur Bajwa, died in West London aged 115 years and 199 days on last Friday, an official statement released by her family said Tuesday. She was born 1 January, 1898 in in Monde ke Mazeera village, Sialkote, Punjab, now in Pakistan.

Her birth came before the world learnt about awesome inventions like the aircraft or radio transmission or the discovery of Penicillin which helped save millions of lives globally. Bajwa’s last rites were performed in a private ceremony organised by her large family in London Tueseay afternoon. During her life spanning three centuries, Sant Kaur Bajwa witnessed history in the form of two World Wars, the industrial and technical revolutions, outlived six British monarchs and 27 prime ministers.
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