(ORDO NEWS) — In East Africa, in the country of Eritrea, a man died, who, according to official figures, turned 127 years old. At the same time, the relatives of the centenarian argue that in fact, Natabai Tinsiev was even older and he was already 137 years old. They consider him to be the oldest person on the planet.
Reported by the Daily Mail.
If you believe the church records, then in the distant mountain village of Natabay Tinsiev was born 127 years ago. Zere Natabay, who is the man’s grandson, spoke about what the records say about the year his grandfather was baptized. In fact, he was born in 1884, and the church record indicates that he was baptized at the age of ten. The reason for this was that priests then practically did not have the opportunity to travel to such remote villages and some parents could wait for a baptismal ceremony for their children for more than one year.
Before his death, Tinsiev shared with his grandson his secret of longevity. He noted that patience, joy and generosity should play the most important role in all this and in life in general. Negative emotions destroy absolutely everything and make life shorter.
The journalists noted that the local priest really confirms that there is a record that speaks directly about the baptism of the African centenarian. The relatives of the deceased have already submitted an application to the Guinness Book of Records for Tinsiev to be officially recognized as the oldest person on Earth.
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