120 Years and Still Kicking! Meet the Great Grandma Who Claims She’s The World’s Oldest Living Person

A Russian great-grandmother, Tanzilya Bisembeyeva has claimed she is the world’s oldest living person – after telling officials she has celebrated her 120th birthday.

Tanzilya who lives with her family in the village of Alcha in Krasny Yar district, Astrakhan, southern Russia, is said to have been born in 1896 and, if her claims are true, she beats the current Guinness World Record holder, Italian Emma Morano, by more than three years.

The widow lived her whole life in the region she was born, worked in the fields for 60 years and currently depends on a small pension, Dailymail gathers.

Local media in Astrakhan reports that her family say her secret is: ‘She never sits down, doesn’t smoke and eats only organic food.’

Her family also said that Bisembeyeva survived the Russian Revolution, World War I, World War II and two husbands, adding that her first husband died in the Second World War and that their first child died at a young age.

Russia’s Book of Records claims Bisembeyeva is the second oldest person to have ever lived after Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.

Photo credit: Dmitry Rogulin/TASS

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