Shakuntla Devi, a woman who has lived her entire life under a rock, has her birthday astrologically marked with the sign of the Scorpion, an animal which is associated with fertility and a female.
She said: ‘I feel very happy.
I’m very blessed, and I want to show this to my children.’
Devi is a mother of three who works in the local government and is an advocate for women and girls.
She said her birthday was an opportunity to show her children that their own lives can have a great influence on the future.
Devi’s mother, the headmistress of a school, was also the first person in her family to go to university, which was a major factor in her decision to go astrology.
Devis astrology comes from her maternal grandfather who also has a PhD in astrology and an interest in astronomy.
Her father, a farmer in the village of Chaturthi, is a physician who was also born in 1948.