Việt Nam’s 121-year-old woman may become world’s oldest person

A 121-year-old woman living on the outskirts of Hồ Chí Minh City (HCMC) took a step toward becoming the world’s oldest living person after obtaining national verification of her proof of birth.

On Tuesday (July 22) the Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) granted a certificate recognizing Nguyễn Thị Trù, born on May 4, 1893, as the oldest living person in Việt Nam.


Madam Nguyễn Thị Trù

Trù has 11 children, only four of whom are still alive.

Her husband died in 1963.

She currently resides in HCMC’s Bình Chánh District with the family of her youngest son, who is 72 years old.

Vietkings confirmed to the press that it has sufficient proof that Trù was born on May 4, 1893, including documents issued by the French colonial administration, the Republic of South Việt Nam and the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam.


Madam Nguyễn Thị Trù was born in 1893

Vietkings is preparing to submit Trù’s papers to the Asia Book of Records and the Guinness World Records.

A native of Long An Province in the Mekong Delta, Trù said the key to a long life is not skipping meals, helping people and living freely.

In May, the Guinness World Records announced the world’s oldest confirmed living person was Misao Okawa, a 115-year-old Japanese woman.

Source: Thanh Niên


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