Almihan Seyiti, who Chinese officials refer to as the world’s oldest woman alive, was recently thrown a birthday party in a banquet in Shule, China.
Seyiti is believed to be born on June 25th, 1886 under the rule of Guangxu. The birthday party includes her big extended family who danced and played music in the ceremony.
Western world, however, has been skeptical about the age of Almihan back in 2004.
Despite having a birth certificate issued by Chinese government, she became a focus of international scrutiny on her birth record.Nonetheless, if it is true, as claimed by the Chinese government, Seyiti has set a new record of being the most aged woman ever in the history of mankind.
Seyiti has lived a life full of fun and joy. L According to Seyiti’s family, she loves partying and crowds as she is a lively and jolly human being.
She loves playing music, sings and dances. Health experts say she is in good medical condition as she can see and hear but she is no longer able to speak.
Guinness World Record has not been invited to include her name or verify her as the world’s oldest living woman. However, Shanghai’s China Records and Flag World Records, both based in China, have registered her. As per Guinness World Record, the world’s oldest woman was Jeanne Loiuse Calment, A French lady who expired in 1997 when she was 127-years old.
Meanwhile, the oldest living woman in the Guinness World Record is a Japanese lady Kane Tanaka who is currently 117-years old since Almihan Seyiti is not registered in it.
As a matter of fact, Almihan’s original birth documents can never be genuinely verified owing to the lack of census data in the Qing Dynasty’s era in which minorities were blurred and since Seyiti belongs to ethnic Uyghur, her true age will remain a mystery for the Western world.
Almihan Seyiti married at the age of 17 and her husband died in 1976.