Though her birth year was never verified and she was never included on any official list of the world's oldest living people, this Georgian-born supercentenarian claimed, at the end of her life, that she was 132 years old.
After giving birth to her first son, Mikhail, she had two other children, both of whom passed away in the 1930s or 1940s.
Her birth certificate was never located, and there was some question, as well, over her son's year of birth. Gerontology Research Group founder L. Stephen Coles located documents that implied that, if her son's birth date were listed accurately, she would (based on her asserted birth year) have had to have been pregnant with him when she was in her early sixties.
At the time of her death, she was living with her child and several grandchildren and great grandchildren in a village in the Caucasus Mountains.
Though Khvichava may have actually lived longer, French citizen Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122 years old, was, at the time of her death, the oldest confirmed living person.