The authorities in the republic of Georgia have announced that a woman called Antisa Khvichava from their country is the oldest person in the world now. The lady has celebrated her 130th birthday on July 8 at her home in a remote mountain village.
World Oldest Women Antisa Khvichava Photo
The 130 year old Antisa Khvichava, who claimed to be the oldest person, was born on 8th July 1880 in western Georgia. The oldest lady lives with her 40 year old grandson. In 1985, Antisa retired from her job as a tea and corn picker, at the age of 85 years.
According to Khvichava, she has always been healthy after working whole life both at home and at the farm. She can speak only in Mingrelian, which is their local language. She needs an interpreter to talk with the foreigners.
During a civil war, which collapsed the Russian Empire, Antisa lost her birth certificate. However, her age was confirmed to be 130 years by two Soviet documents.
Antisa Khvichava’s claim of being the oldest person will be examined by the Gerontology Research Group. If this is confirmed, she will replace Eugenie Blanchard of France, who is now officially the oldest person in the world at 114 years.
The same type of claim was made by the northern Kazakhstan officials last year. They claimed to possess documents to prove Sakhan Dosova of Karaganda to be the oldest person, who celebrated her 130th birthday on March 27, 2009. In addition, the provided an authentic passport to prove that she was actually born on 1879.