72-year-old Mangayamma Yaramati and her husband, 82-year-old Sitarama Rajarao, welcomed a set of twins on Thursday.
Mangayamma’s age makes her a contender for the world record of being the oldest woman to ever give birth.
Doctors delivered the twins, who were born following IVF treatment,.
“We are incredibly happy,” her husband Sitarama Rajarao told BBC Telugu on Thursday, hours after the babies were born.
But just a day later, Mr Rajarao suffered a sudden stroke and is currently being treated in hospital.
“Nothing is in our hands. Whatever should happen will happen. It is all in the hands of God,” Mr Rajarao had said when asked who would care for the children in case anything were to happen to the couple due to their advanced age.
Having children was important to the couple, who also said that they felt stigmatised in their village.
“They would call me a childless lady,” Ms Yaramati said.
“We tried many times and saw numerous doctors,” she added, “so this is the happiest time of my life.”
The twin girls were delivered by Caesarean section, which is the usual method in such rare cases.
We feel sorry for the twins who will inevitably spend most of their lives without parents.