London: An Indonesian man who claims to be an incredible 145 years old may be the oldest person in the world ever.
According to the documents recognised by Indonesian officials, Mbah Gotho from Sragen in central Java was born on December 31, 1870. If the documents are true, that would make him much older than the verified oldest person in the world ever – a title that currently belongs to Jeanne Calment from France who lived to the age of 122.
Mr Gotho has outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives, as well as all his children, and is now survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, ‘The Sun’ reported.
However, the super senior citizen now ‘just wants to die’ and even bought his gravestone 20 years ago. “What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent,” he said. Whether or not he will be listed as the world’s oldest man however is uncertain, as the paperwork has till now not been independently verified.
For the past three months, Mr Gotho has had to be spoon-fed and bathed as he has become weaker. According to Mr Gotho’s grandchildren, he mostly sits and listens to the radio, and his secret to longevity is ‘patience.’