Death Forgets to Kill a 179 Year Old Indian: Facts

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Death Forgets to Kill a 179 Year Old Indian


Death forgets to Kill a 179 year old Indian, this is unbelievable!

In the city Bangalore, India, a shocking discovery has been made, the amazing Mashashta Murasi reached the age of 179 and he believes that “the man with the scythe” forgot to accompany him to heaven.

Other Versions

1. A retired cobbler from northern India, Mahashta Mûrasi, claims he was born in January 1835, making him not only the oldest man on earth, but the oldest to have ever lived, according to the Guiness World Records.

2. Oldest Human Full 179 Years of Azrael forgotten man in the world! Here’s the world’s oldest man, this man has forgotten the Grim Reaper! A man living alone in India.


Stories shared online in various versions purport to show a picture of a 179 year old Indian man; that death seems to have forgotten to kill him. Today, we will find out the whereabouts of the claim and its authenticity.


The story of a 179 year old Indian man went viral online recently after the website published a related article on 18 November 2014. Accordingly, the discovery is supposedly made in Bangalore, India, and the 179 years old man identified as Mashashta Murasi seems to have crossed the limits of Guinness Book of Records.


The old man’s picture in question is also used in some videos that come with similar claims. Some of these stories even appear in regional-language sites like Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, where it is posted as an amazing fact. The picture, however, has been around since many years, sometimes turned into a meme, like shown below.

The Picture of Old Man
The Picture of Old Man

Source of Story

There are no verifiable records or news about any 179 years old man named Mashashta Murasi in India. In fact, the story is derived from an old, Feb. 2014 article published in, a website known for generating fake news. The article states that the amazing Mashashta Murasi, a retired cobbler from northern India, was born in January 1835, making him the oldest man to have ever lived on earth, according to the Guinness World Records. However, the disclaimer information of the website World News Daily Report clearly includes, “All news articles contained within are fiction, and presumably fake news.

The record for the longest confirmed human lifespan is held by Jeane Calment of France (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997), who lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days.

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Prashanth Damarla