Habib Miyan
Habib Miyan
Birth: 20 May 1879?
India
Death: 19 August 2008
Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
Age: 129 years, 91 days?
Country: IndiaIND
Longevity myth

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.

Biography

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.

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