This man simply refuses to die. After almost 180 years he reveals his psychological trick.


When you see the delicate Murasi wrapped in his blanket, you would never believe that his frail body hides a phenomenal secret: the former shoemaker from India claims to be 180 years old, which would make him officially the oldest person to have ever lived.

Murasi was born in 1835 — according to records of the time — during the British colonial era. Two centuries and seven generations later, he has outlived his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That’s the tragic downside of «immortality.» «Death simply forgot me,» said Murasi. «For a long time I’ve had no more hope that someday I’ll be allowed to die. I think I’m immortal.» Murasi makes no secret of the reason for his unbelievable longevity: «My trick is to surrender to everything that happens.»

Whether or not Murasi is really 180 is definitely up for debate. But one thing is for sure: he’s been around a lot longer than most people could ever hope to live.

If peace and tranquility are really the ingredients for immortality, we can learn a lot from Murasi. But in all seriousness: who wants to live forever?