Today, 11 Tishrei is Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef’s Shlita birthday. The gadol hador is 92. A modest family event will be held during the course of the day to permit the rav’s mishpacha to wish him well and share the moment with him.
In truth, there is a question as to his age, for some say 94. His identity card says תרע”ט. However, when asked what year he was born in, he responded תרפ”א.
One explanation is that he moved with his parents to Eretz Yisrael at the age of 4, and his new identity card in Israel wrote the aliyah year as his birth year.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)