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Oldest Person in the World Found in Indonesia

JAKARTA: A man who claims to be the oldest in the world at the age of 145 has been discovered in Indonesia.

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Mbah Gotho who lives in Java, Indonesia claims to be oldest person in the world. According to him he has was born in 1870 and he has documentation to prove this. All of his 10 siblings, four wives and all his childern are already dead. He is also preparing death for last 23 years as he made gravestone for himself in 1992 but he still waiting for death.

Gotho says he has no more desire to live and he want to die to relieve his pains. He is on bed for last three months and he become so frail to get bathed and spoon fed.

His documents are also verified by the Indonesian records and according to them his claims are correct. His date of birth according to them is is confirmed to be 31st December, 1870.


The current title of world oldest person is held by  held by 122-year-old Jeanne Calment of France.  But if his claims are true it make this makes her 23 years older than Jeanne.

The centenarian from Central Java says that he pass  his time by listening to the radio as his eyesight is is not good enough to watch television.

When asked the secret to a long life, he said: “The recipe is just patience”

Images via Ary News

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