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Bir Narayan Chaudhuri, 141; Nepal's Oldest Man

April 24, 1998

Bir Narayan Chaudhuri, 141, honored as Nepal's oldest man, although he could not prove his age. Chaudhuri, a regular smoker, never made it into the Guinness Book of Records because he had no birth certificate or other documentation of his age. But Nepal's King Birendra recognized and honored him last year as the oldest man in the mountainous kingdom. A cattle rancher, Chaudhuri lived on a regular diet of vegetables, pork and rice. Neighbors in his village of Khanar, 125 miles east of Katmandu, said that Chaudhuri led the first land survey team in the area in 1888. On Monday in Khanar, Nepal.

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