In a momentous announcement, the death of Masoumeh Sanei Toroghi, Iran’s oldest woman, has been reported.
Born on September 23, 1898, she died at the astounding age of 125.
Hailing from the city of Mashhad, Toroghi outlived the Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who was previously recognized as the oldest person and died at the age of 122.
Records and Verification
Iran began documenting family records in 1918, two decades after Toroghi’s reported birth year, making her age at the time of her death a subject of great interest.
In an attempt to verify her age, state TV displayed her identity card.
This isn’t the first time Iran has claimed a record-breaking age for its citizens.
In 2020, local media reported the death of an Iranian Kurd, whose age, as per his identity documents, was stated to be 138 years old.
The title of the world’s oldest person is often disputed due to the complexities involved in verifying such long lifespans.
Despite Iran’s claims, the official record, according to Guinness World Records, is currently held by Maria Branyas Morera of Spain.
Morera, who is set to celebrate her 117th birthday on March 4, has thus far outlived all her contemporaries.
As medical advancements continue to push the boundaries of human lifespan, the lives of individuals like Toroghi and Morera become increasingly significant.
They serve as remarkable reminders of our potential for longevity and the enduring mystery of human life.