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‘World’s oldest man’ celebrates his ‘122nd birthday’ in Brazil

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A Brazilian who promises to be the world’s oldest person has celebrated his ‘122nd birthday’ a year just after beating Covid-19 – and his household say he ‘is however heading strong’.   

Andrelino Vieira da Silva, who life in the town of Aparecida de Goiania in the Brazilian point out of Goias, was born on February 3, 1901, according to his ID card. 

The pensioner, who has 13 grandchildren, 16 terrific-grandchildren and just one good-fantastic-grandchild, celebrated his most recent landmark birthday earlier this month.

If his ID card is to be considered, it would mean he has now turned 122, creating him the oldest man or woman in the world. Nonetheless, Mr de Silva has not tried to validate his age with the Guinness Planet Information.

The formal report is presently held by San Francisco-born Maria Branyas Morera, 115, who was handed the title subsequent the dying of French nun Sister André, 118, earlier this 12 months.

Andrelino Vieira da Silva (shown in an undated picture), who lives in the city of Aparecida de Goiania in the Brazilian state of Goias, was born on February 3, 1901, a ccording to his ID card

Andrelino Vieira da Silva (shown in an undated photograph), who life in the metropolis of Aparecida de Goiania in the Brazilian point out of Goias, was born on February 3, 1901, a ccording to his ID card 

The pensioner, who has 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, celebrated his latest landmark birthday earlier this month. The father-of-seven spent his last birthday (pictured) battling Covid-19

The pensioner, who has 13 grandchildren, 16 wonderful-grandchildren and one fantastic-fantastic-grandchild, celebrated his most recent landmark birthday earlier this month. The father-of-seven invested his very last birthday (pictured) battling Covid-19

Mr da Silva’s granddaughter anaina Lemes de Souza instructed neighborhood media this 7 days: ‘He is continue to going strong’. 

‘This yr we are not going to do anything simply because some other people today in the family are having some difficulties, so we are not in the mood for the bash.’ 

Ms de Souza explained the family members own a few residences on the exact same plot of land.

She life in one with her partner and daughter her mom, father and brother live in an additional and her grandfather lives alone in the 3rd.

Mr da Silva was married and experienced seven youngsters, 5 of whom are nonetheless alive. 

Past 12 months he marked the situation throughout an personal collecting with spouse and children as they all recovered from Covid-19.   

The father-of-seven also marked his ‘121st’ with a cake topped with a sign saying ‘O terror do INSS’ (The terror of the INSS).

The concept was a joke about his many years-prolonged declare on his old age pension from the INSS, or Countrywide Institute of Social Protection.

The system, which was set up in 1978 to replace the former Nationwide Institute of Social Insurance coverage (INP), are also dependable for amassing contributions for the country’s social protection process.

Mr da Silva, who has 16 great grandchildren, was born on February 3, 1901, according to his ID card (pictured)

Mr da Silva, who has 16 good grandchildren, was born on February 3, 1901, according to his ID card (pictured)

He would be the world's oldest living person if his age is verified

Andrelino Vieira da Silva, pictured when he was younger, celebrated his 122 birthday on 3rd February, 2023, in Aparecida de Goiania, Brazil

The grandfather (pictured remaining and right when he was more youthful) lives on the very same plot of land as his granddaughter

The oldest certified living man or woman in the globe is María Branyas Morera, from California, who celebrated her 115th birthday in March, 2022. 

Ms Branyas Morera was born on March, 4, 1907, at the moment resides in a nursing dwelling in Catalonia.

She was recognised as the world’s oldest residing particular person by the Guinness Globe Information January, 07, 2023.

She attributed her longevity to ‘an orderly everyday living that is socially quite pleasurable… a great lifetime, with no excesses’. 

She is also one of the oldest survivors of COVID-19, obtaining tested beneficial in Might 2020.

The title of the oldest individual to have at any time lived belongs to Jeanne Louise Calment whose lifestyle spanned 122 yrs and 164 times, according to the Guinness Book of World Information. 

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