An Indonesian man who claims to be the longest living human in recorded history has described how he “just wants to die.” Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31, 1870, according to the date of birth on his identity card.
At 145, Mr Gotho has outlived all 10 of his siblings, four wives, and even his children. His nearest living relatives are grand children, great grand children, and great-great grandchildren.
One of Mr Gotho’s grandsons said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122. He has even bought a burial site close to the graves of his children.
“The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago,” Mr. Gotho’s grandson said. (First published in The Telegraph)