Indonesian officials have revealed the picture of the world’s oldest man, Mbah Gotho who is believed to be 145-years-old and claims he is ready to die. According to his documentation, Gotho was born on December 31, 1870 and has outlived all 10 of his siblings as well as his four wives, the last of who died in 1988.
He was further reported that, he has outlived all his children but survives under the care if his grandchildren. UK Mirror in an interview with the super-senior citizen from Sragen, Central Java said that he has been through it all and would not mind passing on saying: “What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent.” Also when asked what his secret to long life was, he said: “The recipe is just patience.”
Suryanto, Gotho’s grandson said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122, but it never seemed to come. He said: “The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago.” He further revealed that in recent times, his grandfather has been spoon fed, bathed for and now listens to radio because his eyesight is too poor to watch television.
Staff at the Indonesian records office; they have confirmed Mbah’s birthdate which is specified on his Indonesian ID card as December 31, 1870. Adding that, his family has already prepared a grave-site for him near his children’s graves.