"Death has forgotten me", said by an old Indian cobbler

Wow! Is this old man really 179 years old?

A retired cobbler from northern India, a man named Mahashta Mûrasi, claims that he was born in January 1835, making him not only the oldest man on Earth, but the oldest to have ever lived, according to the Guinness World Records.

Alleged picture of the retired cobbler from India.

According to Indian officials, the man was born at home in the city of Bangalore on January 6th 1835, and is recorded to have lived in Vârânasî since 1903. He worked as a cobbler in the city until 1957, when he retired at the already venerable age of 122.

"My grandchildren are dead there for years. Somehow death has forgotten me," says he.

"I have been alive so long, that my great grand-children have been dead for years" explains Mr Murasi.

Somehow death forgot about me... And now there's hardly any hope left. Look at the statistics, nobody dies past 150, even less at 170. At that point, I guess I'm immortal or something. I might as well enjoy it!

The man's birth certificate and identity cards all seem to confirm his version, but unfortunately no medical examination can confirm his saying for now. The last doctor Mister Murasi visited died in 1971, so there is little information available about his previous medical files.

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