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.

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

  1. lets shoot him in the heart and see what happens

  2. roger hulaton | March 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Reply

    Fake news!!!

  3. Amk devamsızlık 10 gün adam hala yaşıyo

  4. He doesn’t look a day over 95.

  5. I can’t imagine living too 122 let alone retiring at 122.. 179 yrs.! WOW
    That’s gods work. It’s a blessed miracle

    • fact: being able to live longer is not a miracle. its a sign of good genes, a healthy lifestyle and mind. For Mahashta Mûrasi, he obviously ate all his veggies as a kid.

    • Which God Mike? there are thousands to choose from. And do you still see ‘God’s work’ in the nine million children that die globally every year before the age of five, or is your preference to you pick and choose your miracles with your imaginary friend?

    • Wow Mark, dick move.

    • Just keeping it real Hersh

    • Mark -LOL. Mark speaks the truth.

    • mark is a dummy,. a athist pig ,.may god have mercy on people that dont believe., may god and his angels find u in your drukness,.

    • @Thomas, lol god isn’t real. You’ve been fed lies.

    • Hey Thomas, I can only presume that you are a child so I will avoid big words in case you have hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. I do not want mercy from your God, he is a mass murdering arsehole made real when the first con man met the first fool. And while we are on it, how do you know you got the right God, maybe he belongs to Islam, God’s maddest fan club. Try reading more than one book, you and your religious brain virus are all ‘retch and no vomit’.

    • Jorge Pereira | April 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm |

      WTF gods work?! He’s Indian, they don’t believe in your god!

    • God is universal, like the Matrix in the movie, it’s all around us… its something that cannot be explained so talking about it is kinda stupid… so keep calm and shut.. by the way, god is also just an expression people use.

      But you damn catholics franatics shut the f* up and stay in your little corner, in name of god you have killed more than the nazis

      and you moron atheist respect other people beliefs! dont act like a jack ass

      Peace out!

    • We all have our own beliefs so stop telling other people what they should and shouldn’t believe.

    • This is about science.. leave your irrational believes to the side folks.

    • Na Bíblia está escrito, que nenhum homem viverá mais de 120 anos. Deveriam fazer exames ósseos para ter a veracidade deste fato.

    • *tips fedora*

    • Mark. You atheists never seem to amaze me.If you don’t believe there is a God, then why does it concern you when others do? Let it go and if that is your belief, that is OK, but stop attacking anyone who believe otherwise. Let believers be. Or are you worried you are wrong? Do you see believers slander atheists?

    • NotAPrimativeLifeForm | April 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm |

      There is no god. Get over it.

    • i love gay people | April 14, 2014 at 3:23 am |

      im an atheist and damn proud of it ,i dont need a god to remember to have good morals and values. and if there is a hell you will be on your way down there as well arent christians supposed to love all and not judge other for that is the lords work .

    • Andre, we, “anti-god” atheists, care that people believe in religion because religion is the number one sole cause of the majority of hatred, fear, judgement, war, discrimination and murder our young civilization has seen and the sooner we can irradiate that barbaric, anti-scientific, narrow minded way of thinking the better off this world will be! Only when we start worshipping people and LIFE ITSELF, instead of some entity, will we truly be able to reach our full potential!

    • Hi Andre, I can see that common sense is not that common to you. Here are the reasons that concern me with religion; the suppression of woman, the suppression of homosexuals, fatwa’s, the Crusades, 911, most wars, suicide bombers, ethnic cleansing, the blowing up of girls schools, arranged marriages, honor rape, the rape of children within the Catholic Church, the last pope spreading lies about condoms in Africa, the blocking of Stem cell research………And no, I have no worries about being wrong. Your faith is not a virtue, your faith is gullibility.

    • itsamemario | April 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm |

      Terry, couldn’t have said it better my self. Also, Andre, to further answer your question, “West Borrow Baptist Church”, enough said.

    • JustSaying | April 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm |

      @itsamemario, I think you missed the first religious terrorist, may be you can talk about it at “West Borrow Baptist Church” this sunday. Moses wiped out the whole village in the name of GOD. And would you be kind enough to enlighten us on his faith/believe system

    • Mike it’s undeniable from the evidence that your little god is weak and powerless since he can only make one miracle in a population of seven billion people.

    • That is far from a blessing, are you kidding me, surviving all your loved ones???? That is the worst case of curse ever! No one should burry their children and less their grand children.

    • Regardless if there’s a god or not, HUMANS are the problem. Even if god existed, human nature would keep things miserable. Even if he didn’t, humans would still need some form of belief to go to once they’re afraid of death or illness. Some hope.

      You should all get over it. If you fight the opposite camp back, you’re as stupid as them.

      “atheist” or “christian” aren’t titles people should kill each other over.

      Grow up.

    • “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
      Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
      Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
      Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

      ― Epicurus

    • Amen

    • Joseph Shields | April 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm |

      For the record, there was another person claiming even greater longevity-

      Li Ching-Yuen or Li Ching-Yun (simplified Chinese: 李清云; traditional Chinese: 李清雲; pinyin: Lǐ Qīngyún; died May 6, 1933) was a Chinese herbalist who supposedly lived to be over 256 years old. He claimed to be born in 1736, while disputed records suggest 1677. Both alleged lifespans of 197 and 256 years far exceed the longest confirmed lifespan of 122 years and 164 days of the French woman Jeanne Calment. His true date of birth was never determined. He was reported to be an herbalist, martial artist, and tactical advisor.

    • Fighting in the name of God? Seems like we have a choice, and then live with the consequences. Sow seeds, harvest the results. What will be replies to this comment? Take a deep breath! “That which is closest to the truth, lasts longest.” “Enjoy your life and be happy!” — MMY

    • You’re right, I’m sure this man is grateful to Vishnu or whoever god of the Hindu pantheon is responsible for his longevity!

    • Sorry, but I think you all need to chill and learn to stop being so judgemental! This story is not about who or what any of us believes in! It is a story of a man who has lived a long time! So I would gratefully suggest that you all keep your narrow minded hatred to yourselves!! NO ONE GIVES ANYONE ELSE THE RIGHT TO JUDGE OTHERS FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE!! LIVE AND LET LIVE AND KEEP YOUR NARROW MINDED BIGOTRY TO YOURSELVES!!

    • Im tired of fking GOD HATERS. Why don’t you stick your hate up your ass and let believers alone? ASSHOLE

    • Mark…if you read the bible…Satan is the ruler of this world, not God. everybody blames God when bad things happen…but, God is love, He does not change!

    • If God cared to make one guy this old why not everyone?

      I do believe in God, but I’m sure he has better things to do than keep a man alive until almost 2 centuries….

      just sayin’

    • Did your God kill all those other people so that he could live? Where was the trade off? It’s not a blessing. He has had a long life, but did this happen because he was blessed? By your logic my cousin that died at the age 4 of a fever was not blessed. Well, that’s a pretty mean God.

    • Baldwin Gomez | July 7, 2014 at 11:16 am |

      It’s a miracle but definetly not a blessed one.

    • thomas, good sir, if you could at least learn to spell before teaching us the ways of your, “Imaginary Friend” that would be great.

    • That moment you think you’re reading about a 179 year old guy and you end up reading a debate between Christians and Athiests.

    • What kind of food he is eating ah?

    • Anonymous | May 16, 2015 at 1:19 am |

      All of you make me laugh so hard! The article is about a man that has lived a long time…and all of you make it about religion. Reading the comments here – this is exactly why we have wars! hahahaha

    • this isn’t “God’s Work” its just a miracle of nature.
      god had nothing to do with this

    • Hithendra malla | July 8, 2015 at 6:48 am |

      He was like a god on the earth. Great Indian

    • Sheldon Guerra | July 9, 2015 at 5:32 am |

      Wow, Mark. I bet your alot of fun at party’s…

    • There is a god
      If there wasent you would not be here

    • Hey mike don’t ever say there is no God when you die and your in hell because you denied God you’ll burn for eternity

    • Mark Angelo | March 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm |

      What did he eat???

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