Imphal, 10 May 2018: Mathiurongliu Gangmei from Makhuam-3 village, Noney District, Manipur in the presence of her family members and residents of her locality celebrated a feast on her 115th birthday. Mathiurongliu Gangmei was born in 1903 in the month of February and had witnessed the 1917 Thadou-Kuki Rebellion when she was just 14 years. She gave birth to 5 children from her first marriage to Langang Riamei in 1927.
After Riamei’s passing, she got married for the second time to Pouhoulung Gangmei from which she bore two more children. Altogether, Mathiurongliu Gangmei has 95 descendants at present. Her eldest daughter Jakhaolu Riamei, 94 years stated her mother adopted the principle of eating simple food and living a peaceful life free from violence.
A birthday cum shower blessing in honour of Mathiurongliu Gangmei, the oldest living person in the world was held at Mukhuam village today. Children and relatives of Gangmei who had resided in Assam, Nagaland and other parts of Manipur came to attend the event where she blessed them a long and healthy life.
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She is currently under the care of her unmarried daughter Majabamliu Gangmei. According to a report submitted by Associated Press on April 11, 2018, Masazo Nonaka of Japan at 112 years is documented to be the oldest person in the world.