Meet the oldest person alive in the world, Mbah Gotho from Indonesia, 145 years old. A document says he was born on December 31, 1870.
At this age, Gotho's only wish left is to die. He even got a gravestone made back in 1992, but of course, it never came handy. He has outlived his ten siblings, four wives and children.
A local news network quoted him as saying, 'What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent.' When asked about the secret to his longevity, he simply said, 'the recipe is just patience.'
Over the past few months, Gotho has grown alarmingly frail and has needed to be bathed and spoon-fed. But this centenarian from Central Java tries his best to spend his time productively. Although his poor eyesight doesn't allow him to watch Television he makes it a point to listen to the radio.
The Indonesian record office has confirmed his date of birth as December 31, 1870. Only after independent verification of all his documents will Gotho be listed among the oldest surviving people in the world.
If that happens Mbah Gotho will join the ranks of 171-year-old James Olofintuyi from Nigeria and 163-year-old Dhaqabo Ebba from Ethiopia