Habib Miyan

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Habib Miyan (May 20, 1879? – August 19, 2008), of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, was an Indian man who claimed to have lived to 138 years of age.[1] At times he stated that he was born in 1870 or 1878; on at least one occasion he said 1851.[2]

Miyan's claim was based upon documents issued in 1938, identifying a man named Rahim Khan as having been born in 1878.[3] 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.[citation needed] Miyan became the oldest Hajj pilgrim to visit Mecca in 2004, after benefactors donated funds to underwrite the trip.[4]


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