According to her birth certificate, Almihan Seity, a Uyghur woman, was born on June 25, 1886 in Kumukirik, a Chinese community near the border with Kyrgyzstan. In 2013, after 127 years, the Chinese Society of Geriatrics and Geriatrics officially named her the oldest person alive in the country. The authorities said that she died last Thursday in her home surrounded by her family.
Siti married in 1903, and with her husband, who died in 1976, she adopted a boy and a girl. The woman passed through six generations of grandchildren and survived, among others, 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Although she has an official government-issued ID, her true birth date is still debated to this day. Not many believe the “evidence” because “rather poor accounting practices” were in vogue in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In contrast, the village of Kumukurek is known as a “long-lived place” as the small community is home to dozens of seniors aged 90 or over.
Since Guinness World Record researchers could not independently verify her age, Seti will not officially hold the world record for “oldest living person ever.” This is still in the name of Jeanne Calment, a French woman who is said to have died in 1997 at the age of 122. She will, because the legitimacy of her era has also been called into question in recent years. According to the researchers, it is possible that Calment obtained her mother’s ID card, reducing her real age by 23 years.
At present, the Japanese Ken Tanaka is the oldest living person on earth. She was born in January of 1903 and is reported to have struck cancer twice.
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