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India: Monk seeks World Record after celebrating his 120th birthday01:52

India: Monk seeks World Record after celebrating his 120th birthday

India, Varanasi
August 27, 2016 at 20:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Hindu monk applied to the Guinness World Records for the title of the oldest man to have ever lived after celebrating what he says was his 120th birthday earlier in the month, in Varanasi on Saturday.

Swami Sivananda's passport states that he was born on August 8, 1896. "By the grace and wishes of Lord Vishwanath I saw the light in the year 1896," he confirmed.

According to a devotee, Sivananda "eats only boiled food" and "meditates a lot" which is "his secret for such a long and healthy life."

"Anybody can enjoy long life, if they have full knowledge on how to lead a life in a correct way for the betterment of personal life," Sivananda stated.

Japan's Jiroemon Kimura became the oldest verified male in history on December 28, 2012, at the age of 115. However he died on June 12, 2013, aged 116 years and 54 days.

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A Hindu monk applied to the Guinness World Records for the title of the oldest man to have ever lived after celebrating what he says was his 120th birthday earlier in the month, in Varanasi on Saturday.

Swami Sivananda's passport states that he was born on August 8, 1896. "By the grace and wishes of Lord Vishwanath I saw the light in the year 1896," he confirmed.

According to a devotee, Sivananda "eats only boiled food" and "meditates a lot" which is "his secret for such a long and healthy life."

"Anybody can enjoy long life, if they have full knowledge on how to lead a life in a correct way for the betterment of personal life," Sivananda stated.

Japan's Jiroemon Kimura became the oldest verified male in history on December 28, 2012, at the age of 115. However he died on June 12, 2013, aged 116 years and 54 days.

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