The man who claims to be the world’s oldest has just turned 122, a record-breaking one, just one year after defeating Covid-19.
Andrelino Vieira da Silva lived in the town of Aparecida de Goiania in the state of Goias, Brazil, and was born on February 3, 1901, according to his identification card.
After battling the coronavirus, the pensioner just celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this month and is “still doing well,” according to his family.
De Silva has a blessed family with 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He has not yet attempted to verify his age to the Guinness Book of Records, but if the ID is genuine, he would be the world’s oldest person.
The official record belongs to Maria Branyas Morella, who is 115 years old, as her age has not been confirmed.
“He’s still fine,” Da Silva’s granddaughter Anaina Remes de Souza told local media this week.
“I’m not going to do anything this year,” she said.
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Mr. DaSilva is married and had seven children in his lifetime, five of whom are still alive.
Branyas Morella was born in San Francisco on March 4, 1907 and currently lives in a retirement home in Catalonia, Spain.
On January 7, 2023, she was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest living person in the world. She has an “orderly, socially very enjoyable life…a good life, just enough.”
Like da Silva, he also struggled with Covid-19, testing positive in May 2020.
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