Col Nizamuddin-a close aide of legendary leader Subhash Chandra Bose and a man who had also played a part in formation of Azad Hind Fauj, has added another feather in his cap.

The freedom fighter has become the oldest man in the world after he opened a bank account where he noted his age as 116 years.

Col. Nizammudin, who was the driver of Netaji, is a resident of Mubarakpur in the Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.

According to Colonel Nizamuddin alias Saifuddin’s voter identity card and passport, which he produced as proof of identity before the State bank of India for opening the account, he was born in 1900.

In February this year, a Japanese man, who was believed to be the oldest man alive, passed away at the age of 114.

That way, Colonel Nizamuddin is the oldest human being alive on the planet right now as he completes 116-years 3 months and 15 days today.

Nizamuddin’s wife Habibunnisa, a Myanmarese national of Indian origin, is 109 years old.