One of world’s oldest men passes away at the age of 116 in Manipur’s Churachandpur district
Though not officially verified, Jamkhopao Singson, aged 116, a resident of Tuinom village in Manipur's Churachandpur district could have easily been the oldest man alive in India before he breathed his last on August 24.
Born in 1905 at Dailon village in Thanlon Sub Division of Churachandpur district, Jamkhopao Singson had four daughters and six sons with his wife, Tingkhochong, whom he married in 1940. He has seventy grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren. His wife died in 2010, after 70 years of marriage.
Singson lived in eight different places before settling at Tuinom, Churchandpur at the age of 29 and he continued to live there till his last breath.
Mary Singson, one of his granddaughters and the president of a local youth body, remembers her grandfather as a man who always believes in peace and cordial relationship. "I believe lived long because of his peaceful attitude and happiness", she said, adding that her great grandfather didn’t smoke or drank alcohol. Jamkhopao loved listening to Christmas carols and playing football, Mary said.
Currently, 118-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka is the oldest person living person.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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