A BRAZILIAN man claims to have celebrated his 121st birthday – which might make him the world’s oldest residing individual.
Andrelino Vieira da Silva, a great-great-grandad, even claims he has battled Covid, regardless of his supposed age.
Mr da Silva alleges he was born in 1901, the 12 months Queen Victoria died, and insists he has paperwork to show it.
Historical Andrelino, who lives within the western province of Aparecida de Goiania, marked the supposed document landmark on Thursday, February 3, with a cake.
However in accordance with granddaughter Janaina Lemes de Souza, 36, solely Andrelino’s household have been in attendance as a result of all of them had Covid.
The retiree celebrated with a cake embellished together with his first title, his alleged age, and the phrase ‘O terror do INSS’ (‘The phobia of the INSS’).
The peculiar cake is a reference to the Nationwide Institute of Social Safety which offers with pension funds and dying advantages.
Andrelino is believed to have been married and had seven youngsters, 5 of whom are nonetheless alive.
Mr da Silva additionally claims to have 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Grandaughter Janaina, who lives in considered one of three homes together with her husband on the identical plot of land as her grandfather, claimed “he travels” and even “goes to bars”.
Janaina’s mum, dad and brother reside in one other home whereas Andrelino lives alone within the third.
She instructed the G1 information portal: “He’s lucid, lively, cooks his meals, takes care of his little issues… He leads a traditional life.
“He loves forro (a method of music and dance from north-eastern Brazil) and would all the time dance.”
She additionally claimed that regardless of a bout of Covid, Andrelino “is doing very nicely” and “solely has delicate signs”.
The oldest licensed residing individual is Japan’s Kane Tanaka, who was born on 2nd January 1903.
It’s not clear if Andrelino and his household search to have his age formally verified.
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