Dubai: A Saudi man, believed to be the oldest male in the country, has died, his family has said.

According to Emirates 24/7, Shaikh Awadh Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saifi, 120, died of old age at his house in the central village of Al Badadha although he was in a good health just before his demise.

He was born in 1893 and lived in three different centuries, the 19th, 20th and 21st, local news site Sabq said.

Al Saifi is survived by 24 sons and daughters and had 447 grandchildren and great grand-children, media reported.

His oldest son is 98-years-old while the youngest is just 22, his oldest grandson is 65-years-old.
People said that he was in good health and was conscious of his surroundings.

They added that he loved poetry and often linked it to major events like the crowning of the kings who ruled the country from King Abdul Aziz to King Abdullah.

(Agencies)

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