Swami of Sivanandaraja: Caters News Agency / Legion-media
In Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Indian monk Swami Sivananda (Swami Sivananda) surprised airport staff his age. Reported by the Daily Mail.
According to the passport, Swami Sivananda was born on 8 August 1896 in the Indian city of Kolkata. The man went from his native land to London with a connection in Dubai.
If the data in the file is correct, 123-year-old Sivananda is the oldest man on the planet.
At the age of five Indian lost their parents. Relatives sent him to the education guru, with whom he traveled to India. Growing up, Sivananda decided to devote his life to monasticism. He admitted that he lives very modestly: for example, sleeping on the floor, placing a head of the block of wood.
The disciples of the monk was often advised him to apply to the Guinness Book of records and commit yourself to the very elderly resident of the planet.
Sivananda looks much younger than his years. According to men, the secret to his longevity yoga, discipline and celibacy. In 2016, the monk said that I could live to be 120 years, because refused to have sex and did not use food with spices. “I eat very simply — boiled food without oil or spices. I don’t drink milk and don’t eat fruit because it’s delicious meat,” said the Indian.
In the Guinness Book of records includes only those centenarians who can confirm your age documented. It was repeatedly reported about people whose age is more than officially recorded records of longevity. However, in their case there are no documents that can confirm the alleged date of birth.
The official record of longevity belongs to Frenchwoman Jeanne calment (Jeanne Calment), who died in 1997 aged 122 years and 164 days. Her age is questioned a number of researchers.
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