Zeenat Bi of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, who is three feet tall, claims to be the world's oldest dwarf at 113.
The pensioner from the "heart of India" manages to survive on Rs 275 a month. The government pension records of Bi stated that she is 101 years old, but the little woman claims that she is 12 years older, according to Daily Mail.
According to Guinness World Records, the current record holder is 74-year-old Lowell Deforest Mason, who resides in Missouri, USA. Lowell Mason is diagnosed with familial achondroplasia- congenital dwarfism. This year in February, Mason was declared as the world's oldest living dwarf, but Bi from India is now staking the claim.
Bi, who has been staying alone in a small room for more than two decades, has expressed her desire to meet Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and take part in the annual annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
"I am [a] huge fan of his. I have seen all his films. It would be nice if I can meet him because he is a nice [man] and helps people who are in need," Daily Mail quoted Bi as saying.
"I want to visit Mecca for [the] Haj, but it's too expensive for me. It costs too much money and I have no one who can accompany me and take care of me," she added.
Bi is suffering from cataracts and calcium deficiency. She never got married and been living alone for the past 50 years.
"I have been living alone for almost 50 years now. I never married and never had kids. All I have got is a small bed that was gifted to me by the former Chief Minister of the state, Uma Bharti. She used to send me 2500 rupees (£30) every month. But no one remembers me now," Bi told Daily Mail.