China's oldest person Alimihan Seyiti, (Photo credit: Twitter)
BEIJING: China’s oldest person, a 135-year-old woman from its ‘Longevity Town’ passed away in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Saturday.
“The oldest person in China, Alimihan Seyiti, passed away in Kashgar on December 16, at the age of 135,” the authorities said in a statement.
Born on June 25, 1886, Seyiti belongs to Komuxerik Township in Shule County of Kashgar Prefecture. According to media reports, Komuxerik with many elderly people aged above 90 living in it has been dubbed as the “longevity town.”
In 2013, Seyiti was named the oldest person in the country by the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. According to media reports, Seyiti led a simple lifestyle, loved to sing and sunbathe in her yard, was always happy and laughed a lot. (ANI)