Naan-loving Scottish gran named curry lover of the year

A 103-year-old Scots woman who became a national hit after revealing a love of hot curries as her secret to a long life has been nnamed Curry Lover of the Year.

Margaret Phillips believes Indian food made her live long. Picture: PA

Margaret Phillips, a resident at Bupa’s Balcarres care home in Dundee, was dubbed the ‘nan who loves naan’, thanks to attributing her good health and longevity to a love of the fine Indian cuisine.

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Now, she has been crowned this year’s Curry Lover of the Year at the Scottish Curry Awards 2016.

The great-grandmother of 16 was born in Dundee in 1912, but spent nearly 15 years of her life living in India, marrying her second husband in Bombay (now Mumbai) and honeymooning at the famous Taj Mahal Palace & Towers hotel.