The boy, born last weekend, hasn’t been named in reports yet.
The birth happened in the village of Kurkenahalli, in the town of Madhugiri, Tumkuru District, Karnataka State in southern India.
Proud dad, 45-year-old Ramakrishnappa has been married to his wife for sixteen years and said it was because of “social stigma” that put pressure on the pair to keep trying for a boy.
The couple said: “We have not denied food, education and clothes to the rest of our children.”
The family live on a large area of land and work as sheep farmers, owning 20 of the animals.
The younger girls – Pavithra, 11, Sirisha, nine, and Meghana, seven, are still at school while Akhila, four, and Sowmya go to preschool.
Sadly their fifth and eighth daughters died due to seizures at birth.