Meet the 113-year-old woman who lives on £3 a month


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Zeenat Bi lives a simple life in Jahangirabad, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Her landlord allows her to stay in a small room, rent-free otherwise she would not be able to survive on the tiny state pension of 275 rupees a month. Even so, her life is very difficult.

Unmarried, she has lived alone for around fifty years. She does not know her exact age, but a medical exam in 2004 estimated her age at 105. According to the Hindustan Times, Bi still has a zest for life despite her misfortunes, and her jet-black hair is undyed. "This is all original," she told the paper.