TASHKENT, March 25 (RIA Novosti) - A woman from a
remote mountain village in southeastern Uzbekistan, has
recently turned 119, and could be the world's oldest person, a
spokesman for the regional administration said.
Gulsara Bekmuradova, who is thought to have been born in
1890, had three sons and two daughters, as well as over 100
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren. Her husband died during World War II.
If Bekmuradova's age is officially confirmed, she would
take the title from the current record holder, Maria de Jesus
dos Santos from Portugal, whose age has been verified as 115.
Another Uzbek woman, Tuty Yusupova, claimed in December
that she was 128. Her age has yet to be officially confirmed,