Was she really 132? World's 'oldest ever person' Antisa Khvichava dies in remote Georgian village
A Georgian woman who claimed to be 132-years-old - making her the world’s oldest human being ever - has died.
Antisa Khvichava claimed to have been born on 8 July 1880, and had a Soviet-era passport and documentation to that effect, but her age was contested and never officially proven.
She lived in the remote village of Sachino, in north-west Georgia, with her 42-year-old grandson and claimed to have retired from her job as a tea and corn picker in 1965 when she was 85.
Mrs Khvichava claimed to be just 10-years younger than Russia’s first communist leader Vladimir Lenin, and to have been born a year before the death of the celebrated Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky....
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