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.

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

  1. be nice to one another, life is generally too short!

    Happy Birthday Super old guy 🙂

  2. its a curse to live this long n witness all loved ones die..

  3. Shagging birds is for poofs

  4. The discussion was about a guy who claims to be 179 years old, Guinness has noted it, and we are discussing God here …

    Oh God … 🙂

  5. U guys r all idiots | January 29, 2015 at 2:10 am | Reply

    What’s with all the bad language! The guy is 179 and it wasn’t because of any god or supernatural intervention. It was just that he took good care of his health and lived a healthy life. It is amazing

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