28 apr 2012
This is how Osama bin Laden tried to stay young
London: Believe it or not, terror mastermind Osama bin Laden desperately tried to cling to his youth during his last days in Pakistan, and resorted to using hair dye and a type of natural aphrodisiac, a media report said.
The 54-year-old terrorist was killed by US special forces in a unilateral operation at his compound in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city near Islamabad in May last year.
Before his death, bin Laden was living with three women, one of whom was 26 years younger than him.
“I don’t understand why people take only one wife. If you take four wives, you live like a groom,” the Daily Mail quoted bin Laden as telling TIME magazine in an interview.
Among several things found in his possession, officials discovered a syrup brand called “Avena” — a natural aphrodisiac made from a variety of wild oats.
Bin Laden’s bathroom also had a hair dye named “Just for Men”.
He lived on the third floor of the house with his youngest wife, 29-year-old Amal, whom he married in 2000. She gave birth to five of his children.
Living on other floors of his house were his two older wives, 62-year-old Khairiah and 54-year-old Siham, both of whom held PhDs and had been married to bin Laden for many years.
The three wives and other members of the family have been deported to Saudi Arabia.