Indian Man Claims He’s 179 Years Old


Varanasi | A retired cobbler from northern India, Mahashta Murasi, claims 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.

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 Varanasi since 1903.

He worked as a cobbler in the city until 1957, when he retired at the already venerable age of 122.

“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.

10 Comments on "Indian Man Claims He’s 179 Years Old"

  1. Can’t we do a carbon dating on him or somethin…

    • Carbon dating can be done only on someone who is dead

    • True, the body regenerates every cell completely continuously when living. Carbon dating uses the idea that special carbon molecules decay in a specific pattern over time. You measure a sample, compare it to the pattern and bingo you have a age. However living people replace these special carbons naturally and negate the decay pattern 🙁 There are no scientific tests for that elderly age range right now !

  2. I think someone did too many drugs.

  3. Though We can’t believe this, but still can be be verified through DNA or any other Test.

    But Imagine If Reports comes in his favour.

  4. wonder if he can take blood test/DNA testing will answer the ages??

  5. that is not even real I mane LOOK AT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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