The position of world oldest man tends to have been taken over by a man who says he is the oldest human ever to have lived.
Photos: Oldest man in the world celebrates 146th birthday
The man named Mbah Gotho recently hosted his family for his 146th birthday.
Mbah Gotho, from Indonesia, claims he was born on December 31, 1870, and reckons that his ID card proves it.
If correct, it makes him significantly older than the officially verified oldest person ever – French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived to 122.
Metro UK reports that all of his siblings are dead, along with his four wives – the last one died in 1988 – and his children, so he celebrated with his grandson Suryanto and wife Suwarni.
His grandchildren said Mr Gotho spends most of his days listening to the radio because his eyesight is too poor to watch TV.
Staff at the Indonesian records office have confirmed Mr Gotho’s date of birth as December 31 1870.
But he might never be listed as the world’s oldest man because the documents have not yet been independently verified.
Others have previously claimed to have broken the record without having their age verified, such as 171-year-old James Olofintuyi from Nigeria and 163-year-old Dhaqabo Ebba from Ethiopia