Habib Miyan (20 May 1879? – 19 August 2008), of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, was an Indian man who claimed to have lived to 138 years of age[1]. At times he stated that he was born in 1870 or 1878; on at least one occasion he said 1851[2]. Some sources claimed that he was born 20 May 1879 which would make his final age claim 129 years and 91 days[3].

Miyan's claim was based upon documents issued in 1938, identifying a man named Rahim Khan as having been born in 1878[4]. Miyan said he had been using these documents since he was discharged from the army in 1938 to claim a pension, thus also making him the "world's longest-registered" old-age pensioner. Miyan became the oldest Hajj pilgrim to visit Mecca in 2004, after benefactors donated funds to underwrite the trip[5].

References

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.