World’s oldest man reveals secret to his long life
The new world’s oldest man, Dumitru Comanescu, aged 111 years and 203 days old, has revealed his personal recipe to long life.
The Romanian super-centenarian was born on 8 November 1908 in Proviţa de Jos, Drăgăneasa commune, in the county of Prahova.
The Guinness World Records have confirmed his status as the world’s oldest man after Bob Weighton, who was 112 years old, died from cancer.
‘I feel honoured and blessed to be, officially, the oldest man in the world and to represent Romania at the highest level! It’s incredible!’ Daily Mail quoted Comanescu as saying in an interview.
He went on to reveal that the secret of his long life was the love of his wife, sons, and grandchildren and told fans that ‘I hope you will outgrow me’.
Comanescu graduated from university in 1933 and worked as an agricultural engineer and in plant pathology for 70 years.
Comanescu currently lives at the Bucharest Center for Seniors.