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Lensman trots the globe to search for oldest people

It was minus minus 3.3 C the dead of winter in Mongolia when Jerry Friedman stepped off a plane in Ulan Bator and resumed his search for the oldest people on Earth. Friedman was in awe the next morning when he met Damchaagiin Gendendarjaa, a 110-year-old Tibetan Buddhist lama: He had earned a doctorate in theology at age 106.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 12:10 IST

First Published: Dec 31, 2005 12:10 IST