Vrindavan, 2013.11.27 (Mathura Bihari): News came today that Hanuman Das Baba of Vrindavan, who may have been the oldest living human being on earth, has left the mortal world.
When asked how old he was, Babaji would reply that he did not know the exact year of his birth, but recalled that he was 12 years old when Jhansi Rani fought the British. Jhansi Rani fought the British in 1857, so this would have made him around 170 years old. His mother was a servant of the queen, who died in 1858.
He said that he had grown a second set of teeth after all of his teeth had fallen out, something that occasionally happens to some people after 100 years. This is said to have happened to other babas.
When he was young, Hanuman Das Baba left his home and came to Vrindavan to become a devotee of Lord Krishna. He founded a wonderful goshala (cow sanctuary) there, where 1,000 cows are currently being served and protected.
The ashram of this Baba is located along the Vrindavan parikrama path, a short distance from the Krishna Balarama Mandir. He stayed in a tiny room, just a few feet wide. He was renowned for his renunciation, simplicity and humility.
See also: http://www.indiadivine.org/170-year-old-hanuman-das-baba-a-living-saint-of-vrindavan/
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