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''Oldest'' woman in the country passes away
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Oct 9 (NPN):
Published on 10 Oct. 2010 12:29 AM IST
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Believed to be the oldest woman in the country, 121-year old Neikieü Zumvü (Nulheü) passed away on Thursday evening at Nachama (Cheichama). Born on March 14, 1889, she was married to late Lhoupfelie Zumvü and had ten children, thirty eight grand children, seventy nine great grand children and five great great grand children. Those who knew the late centenarian believed that the secret of her longevity was due to blessings on her life for being a kind-hearted and generous soul to all.
According to sources, late Neikieü Zumvü (Nulheü) had even witnessed the First and Second war and was among the first to have converted to Christianity from Cheichama village. It was learnt that when Rev Dr D L Sanchu asked her about longevity, she gave all credit to God. “Praise the Lord” was always on her lips, one of her grand children said.
It may be mentioned that the oldest surviving woman in the world recorded is Antisa Khvichava of Georgia who celebrated her 130th birthday on July 8 last.
Currently, Kareng Teronpi from Rongmongwe Sorpokathar in Karbi Anglong (Assam) is one of India's oldest women at 120 years and still going strong, thanks to a daily diet of bland boiled rice, vegetables, and, of course, a regular bottle of moonshine to keep her spirits high.

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