|Birth:||8 August 1896?|
|Age:||125 years, 72 days?|
Swami Sivananda (born 8 August 1896?) is a Indian longevity claimant.
Swami Sivananda claimed to born in August 8th 1896 in India. He lost his parents pretty early and had been given away to a spiritual guru by relatives. He accompanied his guru for a tour of India which ended up in them settling down in the holy city of Varanasi. There he grew up amidst poverty and ended up adopting life of a disciplined celibate.
In his life, he was a monk, yoga enthusiast. He got the COVID vaccine at 124. He can still walk alone and still lives alone. He still rides trains alone and never married and had no children.
He says "I wake up at 3 am and go to the river for a bath, then I do yoga. I eat very simple food with no oil or spices. I never had a full diet. I only eat half my appetite. It keeps reminding me of my humble background".
- Swami Sivananda ‘oldest man ever’ says no sex, no spice, daily yoga key to age Hindustan Times, 18 August 2016
- India: 125-year-old Swami Shivanand takes COVID-19 vaccine in Varanasi Gulf News, 10 June 2021