Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, died at the age of 116 in Kyoto in Japan on Wednesday.
Kimura, a resident of Kyotango area near Kyoto in Japan, was undergoing treatment for pneumonia since last month and he succumbed to illness on Wednesday.
On December 17, 2012, Kimura had become the world’s oldest person after the death of 115-year-old woman from Iowa died and she was holding the Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest person.
Kimura, born in 1897, used to work as a postal employee and later as a farmer at his home.
Kimura is survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
As per 2011 government, Japan has more than 50,000 centenarians that enforced the country’s reputation for longevity of its citizens.