Rosa Vazhapilly
Rosa Vazhapilly
Birth: 5 May 1903
Parannur, Thrissur district, British Raj (now India)
Death: 24 March 2015
Thrissur, Thrissur district, India
Age: 111 years, 323 days
Country: IndiaIND
Unvalidated

Rosa "Kunjannam" Vazhapilly (Hindu: कन्जन्नम एंथोनी; 5 May 1903 – 24 March 2015) was an Indian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If her age was true, she could be one of the oldest people ever who died in India.

Biography

Rosa was born on 5 May 1903 as the 11th child of Vazhappilly Anthony and Achunni in Parannur near Choondal in Thrissur district, British Raj (now India). She was born into a poor family. She became domestic servant after her parents died when she was just a child. During those days, she worked in neighbors' homes in return for food as her siblings could not support her. After being employed by various neighbors, Rose began working for a local Hindu family when she was in her 30s. She never married.

Her name was included in the Limca Book of Records after relatives produced records showing that her baptism was performed on May 20, 1903 by the vicar of Our Lady of Rosary Church at Eranellur near Parannur.

Relatives said she used to say that vegetarian food and regular work and walk were the secrets of her health. She was unable to take food since morning of 22 March 2015 following which she was admitted to the hospital on same day's night.

She passed away on 24 March 2015 at a private hospital near Thrissur at claimed age of 111 years, 323 days.

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