- Francisco Nunez Olivera celebrated 113th birthday in his village in south of Spain
- Francisco, who has two siblings aged 97 and 93, became the world's oldest man after the death of Polish-born Israeli Yisrael Kristal
- Francisco has been to hospital just two times in his life
Francisco Nunez Olivera, the world’s oldest man, has celebrated his 113th birthday in his village in south of Spain.
Mailonline reports that Francisco, who has two siblings aged 97 and 93, became the world's oldest man after the death of Polish-born Israeli Yisrael Kristal.
His relatives have attributed his longevity to a diet based on vegetables he grew on his own land and a daily glass of red wine.
Yen.com.gh gathered that Francisco started to read again when he aged 98 after a cataract operation.
Francisco reportedly fought in the Rif War in the first half of the 1920s between Spain and the Berber tribes of the Rif mountains in Morocco.
Antonia, Francisco’s daughter who cares for him full time, said her father is in good health and doesn't have any aches or pains or illnesses.
Mayor Antonio Carmona also spoke about Francisco: "He's an living example of the quality of life in the municipality, but also of the pollution-free skies and countryside and stress-free work of the traditional way of life."
Yen.com.gh previously reported an 85-year-old Nepalese man passed away while trying to reclaim a record he held previously as the world's oldest man to climb Mount Everest.
It is believed that Min Bahadur Sherchan suffered a suspected heart attack at the world's tallest mountain's base camp on Saturday, May 6.