Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eldest woman in the world dies in Karakalpakstan

The eldest woman reportedly in the world Tuti Yusupova died on March 27th the newspaper Erkin Karakalpakstan (Free Karakalpakstan) announced.

A resident of Turtkul district Tuti Yusupova is believed to have been born in the 1880s in the Turtkul region of Karakalpakstan. She married in 1897 or 1898, and had 2 children. Her husband died in 1940. Whilst her exact age was unknown her passport gives her birthdate as July 1st 1880 (making her possibly as old as 134 years old).

Her funeral was attended by Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan B. Yangibaev.  In 2008, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree on awarding her Shukhrat medal. In 2010, the studio "Karakalpakfilm" shot a documentary film about Tuti Yusupova called "Witness of three centuries."

Note: Tuti was not the only witness of three centuries in Karakalpakstan. According to recent reports,  at least three more people - 114-year-old Bibihan Halniyazova from Takhtakupyr District and 112-year-old Pashsha Yusupova and Bika Khudaybergenova from Ellikalinsk and Turtkul Districts respectively had lived in all three centuries.

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