Oman’s Qasabi might not have been 127, but he still led an impressive life

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Salim bin Hamad bin Abdullah Qasabi
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Salim bin Hamad bin Abdullah Qasabi
Updated 14 September 2017
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Oman’s Qasabi might not have been 127, but he still led an impressive life

DUBAI: The family of Salim bin Hamad bin Abdullah Qasabi — the man who reportedly lived until he was 127 — have spoken out, saying he was in fact not the oldest person in the world.
According to the Times of Oman he was a few years younger, but nonetheless, lived to an impressive age.
“Our grandfather was not 127,” Abdullah Al-Qasabi, the deceased’s grandson told the website.
Instead, he said his grandfather was actually 110 when he died.

Qasabi fathered nine children – he outlived six, who sadly died before him. He also had 34 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
And according to the Times of Oman, the age difference between him and his youngest great grandchild was 109 years and 10 months.

While the newspaper, the Oman Daily Observer incorrectly reported his age as 127, his actual age of 110 was still impressive and does place him among some of the oldest known people to have lived.
Qasabi’s father lived until he was 95, although this is unconfirmed as there was no birth certificate, the report added and the same was the case for himself.
However while there was no birth certificate recording Qasabi’s arrival, there was a Certificate of Appreciation Age, produced by the Omani government.

“During that time there was no such thing as a birth certificate, but we calculated his age based on the information we know of his father. The age difference between our grandfather Salim and his father is 16 years, which would make our father 110 at the time of his death.” Abdullah added.

Qasabi died after a fall, in which he broke his thigh, Abdullah was quoted as saying.
“When we sent him to the hospital it was discovered that he had to undergo an operation,” he added.
“After the tests, the results showed that he had many infections, including a chest infection, and they had to give him a breathing pipe. The hospital waited for him to get better, but his condition became unstable and he passed away on September 11.”

Abdullah explained that his grandfather was born in the turn of the last century in 1907.
“Throughout the years, my grandfather has always been a happy person, kind to people. He worked hard to provide for his family,” Abdullah, 38, added.

He said he believed his grandfather’s longevity was probably due to several factors. He said he was always asleep by 9 p.m. and would wake every morning Fajir prayers.
And he said his grandfather had dates and coffee every day.

“Walking and being active could also, be a factor,” Abdullah said. “He never liked using cars, he was very active and sociable, people enjoyed having his company.”


It’s ‘Love, Actually’ as bachelor Hugh Grant marries at 57

In this file photo taken on January 07, 2018 British actor Hugh Grant (L) and Swedish producer Anna Eberstein arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. (AFP / VALERIE MACON)
Updated 27 May 2018
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It’s ‘Love, Actually’ as bachelor Hugh Grant marries at 57

  • Eberstein is the mother of three of Grant’s young children.
  • Grant, one of Britain’s best-known comic actors, is famous for his reluctance to marry.

Hugh Grant, best known for playing bumbling Britons in romantic comedies like “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” has married for the first time, British media reported on Friday.
Grant, 57, who has played a string of commitment-phobic characters, married Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein, 39, at a low-key civil ceremony in London’s Chelsea district, photos of the pair printed in British newspapers showed.
Eberstein is the mother of three of Grant’s young children. The “Love, Actually” star has two other children with former partner Tinglan Hong.
The photos showed Grant and Eberstein leaving the Chelsea register office in London on Friday and posing for pictures on the steps outside with a small group of family members. Grant wore a dark blue suit, while Eberstein was dressed in a blue shirt and white miniskirt and wearing a simple gold wedding band.
Grant’s publicist did not return a Reuters request for comment.
Grant, one of Britain’s best-known comic actors, is also famous for his own reluctance to marry. He split up in 2000 with his actress girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley after 13 years together.
“I’m not really a believer in marriage,” he told People magazine in 2015. “I’ve seen very few good examples, maybe five, in my life, but I think otherwise it’s a recipe for mutual misery.”
Grant, the star of two “Bridget Jones” comedies, also made headlines when he was arrested in Los Angeles in 1995 with a prostitute.