If a date is scold on Swami Sivananda’s transport document, that would make him a world’s oldest chairman — ever.
The Hindu priest was travelling from London behind to Kolkata when he stopped over in Abu Dhabi to change planes, The Sun reported.
His pass pronounced he was innate on Aug 8, 1896 in Behala, India. He has reportedly been perplexing to have his age reliable by a Guinness Book of World Records for 3 years, though it was tough to determine as a usually annals came from a church register.
Mr Sivananda mislaid both kin before he was 6 and he was given divided by his kin to a devout guru, with whom he trafficked around India before settling in a holy city of Varanasi.
Despite claiming to be 123, Mr Sivananda appears to demeanour decades younger, that he puts down to yoga, fortify and celibacy.
“I lead a elementary and trained life. we eat really simply — usually boiled food but oil or spices, rice and boiled daal (lentil stew) with a integrate of immature chillies,” he pronounced in a 2016 interview.
“I equivocate holding divert or fruits since we consider these are imagination foods. In my childhood we slept many days on an dull stomach.
“Discipline is a many critical thing is life. One can conquer anything with fortify in food habits, practice and passionate desires.”
The 157cm-tall Mr Sivananda is fit and in good health, lives exclusively and even travels alone on trains.
He sleeps on a pad on a building with a wooden chunk for a sham and hankers behind to a easier era.
“Earlier people were happy with fewer things,” he said.
“Nowadays people are unhappy, diseased and have turn dishonest, that heedfulness me a lot. we only wish people to be happy, healthy and peaceful.”
THE WORLD’S OLDEST PEOPLE
The oldest chairman ever was Jeanne Louise Calment, from France, who died during a age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997.
The oldest chairman who is now alive and recognized by a Guinness Book of World Records is Kane Tanaka, of Japan. She is aged 116 years and 279 days.
The world’s oldest vital male is 113-year-old Gustav Gerneth, from Germany.
The record for oldest male ever to have lived is hold by Japanese male Jiroemon Kimura, who died in 2013 aged 116.
The oldest vital chairman in Australia is believed to be Melbourne’s Nessie Kluckhenn, who incited 110 on Apr 1.