Bradford’s oldest woman Mrs Kartari Kaur, has died at the age of 107

Mrs Kaur passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, her family said.

She celebrated her 107th last November which was attended by many guests including Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth and the Lord Lieutenant Ed Anderson.

Mrs Chand was also said to have been in the country’s longest marriage to Mr Karam Chand, who died in 2016. The well loved couple shared more than 90 years of marriage together.

Mr Chand was born to a farming family, in a small rural village in the Punjab in northern India. It was lucky that Mrs Chand was born in the same district in 1912.

The pair, tied the knot in India in 1925 during the British Raj and moved to England 40 years later. The couple leave eight children and 27 grandchildren.

Mrs Chand lived with son Paul Chand. He told Asian Sunday: “With the grace of God my mum has also gone peacefully.

“She had lived a long and happy life for 107 years with our four generations.

“The whole family is very proud pf and grateful for the blessings, moral values and togetherness she has given to all of us.”

The married couple had over the years become local stars and were guests-of-honour at many community events. This included being invited to open The Broadway shopping centre, alongside star Alexandra Burke, in 2015.

They also had the honour of attending Her Majesty’s tea party held at Buckingham Palace in May 2013, where they met the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

Asian Sunday pays tribute to the family and friends of Mrs Chand. Bradford has lost one of it’s treasures.