Ranni: A string of visitors lined up yesterday to meet Chinamoo, who claims she is 115 years old, one of the oldest in the world. The only proof she owns, however, is an election voter identification card, issued to her in 1998, when she turned 100.
On International Day of Older Persons yesterday, people brought Chinamoo gifts, and a Bahrain-based organisation said it would build her a new home. Local legislator and senior CPI-M leader Raju Abraham visited Chinamoo, and said that though the Election Commission records say she is 115 years old, many of her relatives feel she might be well over 120 — making her the oldest in the country and certainly one of the oldest in the world.
“We have requested state Health Minister V S Sivakumar to see if a test could be done to determine her correct age,” he said. IANS