135-year-old resident of Karakalpakstan was not included in the Guinness World Records
Five years ago, on March 29, 2015, at the age of 135, the oldest person of the planet Tuti Yusupova from Karakalpakstan died.
Five years ago, on March 29, 2015, at the age of 135, the oldest person of the planet Tuti Yusupova from Karakalpakstan died. This was widely covered in the world media, but her name was not included in the Guinness World Records.
A citizen of France, Jeanne Louise Kalman, is recorded as the oldest woman on the planet in the Guinness World Records. She is 122 and tops the list of centenarians. Meanwhile, Tuti Yusupova, who has lived 135 years, is not included in this book. It is also difficult to find information about her on the Internet.
Tuti Yusupova was born on July 1, 1880 in the city of Petroaleksandrovsk (now the village of Sharaf Rashidov, Turtkul district) of Syrdarya region of the Russian Empire. By nationality – Karakalpak. She lived for three centuries, witnessed the First and Second World Wars, took an active part in collectivization. She got married at the age of 17. Her husband died in 1940, the daughter in 1941. Some reports indicate that she had a son. In old age, until the end of her life, she lived with her great-grandson Khasilbek Tajibayev, who also does not know if she had a son.
“There were proposals to include her name in the Guinness World Records. But the great-grandmother herself, and we did not like this proposal, because extra chores could negatively affect her health. Local and foreign journalists often visited us during the anniversary of her 135th birth. And this somewhat troubled my great-grandmother”, says Khasilbek Tajibayev.
Tuti Yusupova was one of those who survived seven generations. She saw about 500 representatives of her generations.
According to some reports, despite the fact that responsible persons had documents confirming the possibility of including her name in the Guinness World Records, there were still doubts about her age.
Party activists were the first to raise the question of her age and reported to the media. Then she was awarded “Shuhrat” medal.
BBC has prepared a documentary about Tuti Yusupova. In 2010, the Karakalpakfilm studio created a documentary “Witness to Three Centuries”.
It should be noted that Tuti Yusupova had never been to doctors, except for the fact that in the last years of her life, doctors visited her and measured her blood pressure.