|Birth:||20 May 1879?|
|Death:||19 August 2008|
Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
|Age:||129 years, 91 days?|
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.
At times Miyan stated that he was born in 1870 or 1878; on at least one occasion he said 1851. Some sources claimed that he was born 20 May 1879, which would make his final age claim 129 years and 91 days.
Miyan's claim was based upon documents issued in 1938, identifying a man named Rahim Khan as having been born in 1878. 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.
- Indian man's 65 years as OAP BBC News, 22 May 2003
- Jaipur's Habib Miyan at 137: celebrating yet another birthday The Hindu, 21 May 2006 (Archived)
- Elixir of life? Cybernoon.com, 22 May 2007 (Archived)
- Oldest Indian Habib Mian Dies At 138 India Server, 19 August 2008 (Archived)
- 'Oldest man' passes away in India BBC News, 19 August 2008