Nedelcho Boikov
Nedelcho Boikov
Nedelcho on his 106th birthday
Birth: 4 April 1912
Peplos, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Greece (then Ottoman Empire)
Age: 107 years, 327 days
Country: GRE FlagGREBUL FlagBUL
Nedelcho Mavrov Boikov (Bulgarian: Неделчо Мавров Бойков; born 4 April 1912) is a Bulgarian centenarian who has been Bulgaria's oldest known living person since the passing of Matena Zokova on 4 July 2018.


Nedelcho was born on 4 April 1912 in the village of the Merhamli (present-day village of Peplos), Evros, then part of Adrianople Vilayet, Ottoman Empire. He himself thinks he was born in 1911, but records support birth in 1912. His family moved to the village of Kostur, Haskovo Province, Bulgaria when Nedelcho was 7-8 years old. His father passed away at the age of 96 and one brother passed away at the age of 93. He is veteran of the Second World War.

In 1950, he moved to Svilengrad, Haskovo Province. He never smoked. Even as a centenarian, he still have a sharp memory and a sense of humor. He claims that the secret of longevity is in the long walks. He never suffered from any serious illness. At the age of 87, he had an eye surgery. One of his brothers passed away at the age of 99, few days prior to Nedelcho's 106th birthday. In 2017, he had four living children, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In July 2018, Nedelcho became the oldest living person in Bulgaria, following the death of Matena Zokova.

Boikov currently lives in Svilengrad, Haskovo Province, Bulgaria at the age of 107 years, 327 days. He lives with his daughter-in-law.


Bulgaria's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Gyulbie Yumer • Maria MuhovaPavel Vasilev Hristov • Matena Zokova • Nedelcho Boikov

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