“The oldest man in the world” died in Indonesia in 146 years
Male-Indonesian, who claimed that he was 146 years old, died in his village in Central Java.
According to his documents, Sodimico, also known under the name of IBA, Photo (grandpa Photo), was born in December 1870.
While in Indonesia, official registration of births only began in 1900, and the error with the year of birth is not uncommon. But, as said Bi-bi-si, the local authorities, documents of his grandfather, Photo was genuine.
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Due to deteriorating health he was hospitalized on April 12. Six days later he insisted on discharge and returned home.
“After he returned from the hospital, he could eat only a few spoonfuls of porridge and drink some water,” said bi-Bi-si, his grandson Cuanto.
“So it lasted a couple days, then up to his death he had refused food and water,” — said the grandson.
Patience and love
When the correspondent Bi-bi-si met with the grandfather, Photo last year and asked about the secret to his longevity, he said that the most important thing is patience.
“I have lived a long life, because I was looked after by people who love me”, he added.
IBA, Photo until his death was a heavy smoker. He was survived by four wives, 10 brothers and sisters and all their children.
In his village, Photo grandfather was a hero, famous for his stories about the war with the Japanese and Dutch colonizers.
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Cuanto grandson said that his grandfather was buried Monday at the local cemetery in the area, which he bought a few years ago.
On the grave was put a tombstone, which for several years stood near the house, IBA, Photo.
“He hasn’t asked. Before he died, he just wanted us, his family sent him to the world,” said his grandson.
According to independent experts, grandfather, Photo was older than French woman Jeanne Louise calment who died in 1997 aged 122 years.
He was considered the oldest person in the world in the era of recorded history.