A new world's oldest man could have been discovered
‘World’s oldest man discovered’ Documents claim pensioner is 145 years old
The record-breaking Indonesian would easily be the world’s oldest person ever – breezing paste previous holder Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122, The Daily And Sunday Express reports. Mr Gotho is said to have been born on 31 December 1870 – 31 years before the death of Queen Victoria.
He has outlived four wives and all 10 of his children and now has grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. But Mr Gotho has said he is ready to die after reaching such an unbelievable age.
He said: “What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent.” And one of his grandsons, Suryanto, says that his grandfather first starting making preparations for the fateful day when he was 122 years old.
He said: “The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago.” His documents have not yet been independently verified – meaning he is not officially the world’s oldest person.
If he dies without the documents being verified, he will join other super-senior citizens such as 171-year-old James Olofintuyi and 163-year-old Dhaqabo Ebba on an unverified list of the world’s oldest people.
Old age has recently begun to catch up with Mbah and he has had to be spoon-fed and bathed for the past three months.