World’s oldest man passes away in Kashmir

JK Bank


Feroz-ud-Din Mir 142 years old, who last year claimed to be the world’s oldest person by providing his birth certificate, today died at his native village in Bejihama area of North Kashmirs Baramulla district at 2 am.

Last year a Local, National, and International media reported that Feroz-Ud-Din has a birth certificate issued by the government which shows his date of birth as March 10, 1872 and has more than 10 children.

However Mail online also reported that staff from Guinness World Records are thought to be investigating the claim, which would make him 26 years older than Misao Okawa, the 115-year-old current record holder.

Feroz a fruit and nut trader by profession married 5 times and his current spouse is 65 years younger than him. He also claimed to live in Pakistan for some time before returning to valley in 1900s after the death of his first wife.

“He was not ill and died because of weakness, his memory was not working properly.” his son told The Kashmir Walla .

Feroz was laid to rest in his ancestral grave yard at 8 am in Boniyar Bejihama. Final prayers will be held on Ist September (Monday) at his native Village, one of his family members said.

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