World’s oldest living person Aliminhan Seyiti died at the age of 135 on Thursday in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region according to local authorities. She was China’s oldest person born during the imperial Qing dynasty.
Aliminahan Seyiti who died on Thursday last week lived in a village in Shule county of Kashgar city and was declared China’s oldest living person in 2013.
She was born on June 25, 1886, under the rule of the imperial Qing dynasty according to an ID card issued to her by Chinese authorities but her incredible longevity has long been controversial due to her unverifiable birth records.
Guinness World Records said it had not been invited to verify Almihan Seyiti’s age independently. If true, she could be the longest-living person in history in the world.
Currently, Jeanne Calment from France, who died in 1997 holds the Guinness World Record for being the Planet’s longest-living person.
Alminhan Seyiti lived with her grandchildren and she died peacefully on Thursday morning according to reports which quoted her family was saying.
She was ranked at the top of China’s top ten oldest living people by the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2013.
She had altogether 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she lived to see her sixth generation of descendants born.
According to her primary carer, grandson Kuerban Nuer, Seyiti enjoyed singing and dancing and was in the habit of listening to the radio every day,” When hearing music from the radio before sleep, her feet would move along with the rhythm” he said.
When she celebrated her 134 birthday last year, the Shule county government organized a grand birthday party for her where she talked to officials, sang along to music, and cheered with a big crowd.