World’s Oldest Lady Dies At 117


New Delhi: The oldest person of the world has died in Southern Japan at the age of 117. She was born on August 4 back in the year 1900.

Nabi Tajima, who was the oldest living woman passed away on Saturday before 8 pm in a hospital in the town of Kikai. Reports say that she had been hospitalized since January.

She had more than 160 descendants including great-great-great grandchildren. Her home is in the southernmost town of Japan’s four islands.

After death of Violet Brown of Jamaica, Tajima became the oldest living person, some seven months ago. Co-incidentally Violet Brown too did not survive beyond 117 years.

Now a Japanese woman named Chiyo Yoshida is reportedly the world’s oldest person. She is 116 years old.