The head of Ingushetia republic, Yunus-Bek Evkurov, posted: ‘Our oldest man, the eldest citizen of Russia, Appaz Iliev has died at age 123. ‘Appaz lived through epochs and generations, raising eight children. He had many great-great-grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 35 grandchildren. Iliev attributed his long life to getting 11 hours of sleep per night, retiring daily at 7pm before rising at 6am to tend his flock.
Although in the reported age of 121 he underwent eye surgery because of a cataract, he avoided medicine and doctors as far as possible. He ate neighbourhood meat in his village of Guli, and just vegetables from his garden. He drank spring water and dairy milk. ‘He remained a loving and kind man who loved this life. I know this myself since I met him several times.’
Shepherd and A Russian pensioner who promised to be the oldest person who ever lived has died at age 123. Reflecting on his life, Iliev told reporters:’Value what you have and discuss it with others’ Appaz Iliev, a father-of-eight in the republic of Ingushetia, near Georgia, has been created under the last Russian Tsar. He served in World War One but has been announced too old to fight in World War Two.
According to Daily Mail, his birth records were lost so his era could never be verified. The earliest verified living individual was Sarah Knauss of the USA – that died in 1999 at the age of 119 decades and 97 days.