Sunday, May 31, 2015

Oldest Saudi man died at the age of 120, left behind 468 descendants

Life expectancy rate of KSA is at the 96th Rank among other nations of the world. It exhibits around 73-75 years on average. The life expectancy rate refers to the average number of years one lives owing to his circumstances and environmental factors. Normally there are very few people around the world who can cross century of years of their life. However, there are few cases where people cross 100 years of their life and one of them is Shaikh Awadh Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saifi. Who did not only cross century but died at the age of 120 years. He was treated the oldest Saudi man before his death. His eldest son is also 98 years old. Interesting fact is, his eldest grandson is 65 years old and his youngest son is 22 years old.

Shaikh Awadh Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saifi was born in 1893 and could live in 3 different centuries. He spent seven years in 19th century and then entered in 20th century for a life span of 100 years. Obviously like everyone he was not sure about his long life but he lived it happily. Not only this, he successfully crossed 20th century and entered in 21st century with new generation. Reportedly and by all authentic sources he is the oldest man of KSA who could live for 3 different centuries. The family tree of this oldest man is very interesting, He has 24 children comprising of sons and daughters. The chain of his grandchildren is very long and comprised of 447 children. Such a huge family line makes him a famous personality who is the only root of this huge and gigantic family tree.

His eldest son is also 98 years old. Interesting fact is, his eldest grandson is 65 years old and his youngest son is 22 years old. Not only age of this oldest man is a surprising fact for everyone but there are numerous other things which sound amazing.  Shaikh Awadh had been an active man throughout his life. He lived a life full of energy and had a good rapport among his social circle. People gave remarkable comments about Shaikh Awadh about his personality and characters. He was affectionate to everyone and was proud of his gigantic family members.

Till the last days of his life, he remained intact with his family and social circle and led life in meaningful way. People normally feel disappointed after their 70’s or 80’s and wait for their death to come. But this man never took even a single moment for granted. May be this was the reasons who could made him make exceptional life expectancy record for KSA.

His major hobbies were to make meaningful dialogues with his acquaints and friends. He was a poet too and his poetry covered so many political events as well. He wrote several poems over crowing ceremonies of King Abdul Aziz to King Abdullah of KSA.

Source: Gulf News

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