Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


longest ever Man who hasn't cut his fingernails since 1952 wins Guinness World record

"When I am on my travels, people will recognise me as a Guinness World Records title holder." 

  • Published:
Shridhar Chillal play

Shridhar Chillal

A man who has not cut his fingernails since 1952 has made it into the Guinness Book of records - but says he has paid a price for his terrifying talons.

Shridhar Chillal officially has has the world's longest fingernails on one hand ever, with their combined length coming in at a staggering 909.6cm.

One of his thumbnails alone is two metres long.

 

The 78-year-old is so proud of his wares that he has offered to dedicate them to a museum, but he says they were nothing but trouble in his younger years.

"When I was to get married, no one was ready to marry me, I saw nearly 10 to 12 girls," he said.

If the girl agreed to marry, her parents would say I would strangle their daughter's neck and refuse.

"If the parents agreed, the girl would say she would not marry such a dirty person."

Shridhar's obsession started when he was at school in India after a teacher beat him and his friends for breaking one of his nails.

Told that he would never understand the kind of care required not to break them Sridhar determined to find out.

"Our family members opposed, then teachers were opposed but I decided from that point on that I would never cut my nails again," he said.

"Initially, difficulties appeared everywhere in my daily life. My family really didn't like it, no one would wash my clothes and I had to wash them by hand.

"Finding a job was also difficult, as no one was ready to employ me." Thankfully Shridhar's persistence paid off, and he has now achieved what he calls "the biggest goal in my life".

"I can tell everyone now with pride about my record," he said.

"When I am on my travels, people will recognise me as a Guinness World Records title holder." 

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Suicide Mission Ashanti Region 'Shatta Wale' admitted in hospital after...bullet
2 Local Airline Two airplanes 'stolen' at Lagos airportbullet
3 Amazing! Man ‘supervises’ his own wake keepingbullet
4 Unbelievable! My heart is in "a different place” - Gospel singer...bullet
5 Video Best friends fight in church as pastor says one is the...bullet
6 Mind Blowing! 17-year-old alleged Sakawa boy spreads cash as...bullet
7 Video   Chinese ‘illegal miners’ beat up minister over...bullet
8 'All Die Be Die' Footballer divorces Miss Nigeria 2013,...bullet
9 Presidential convoy President causes heavy traffic jam...bullet
10 Video “He touched me and my penis disappeared” - Okada...bullet

Top Videos

1 Strange!!! This woman says she gives birth every year without having sexbullet
2 Strange! This woman says she gives birth every year without having sexbullet
3 Video Corpse refuses to be buried, leads villagers to its killer’s housebullet
4 Unthinkable! Togo is a no-go area for robbers, this video proves itbullet
5 Hilarious! 2 university students fight over ‘sakawa’ boyfriendbullet
6 'New Technology' Women now using toothpaste to firm up sagging...bullet
7 Video This video of young lesbian couple trends on social mediabullet
8 Time's up! The red heifer required for Jesus Christ’s...bullet
9 Weird! A community of 80 members where women don't get...bullet
10 Hilarious! Bridesmaid’s ‘killer’ twerking forces...bullet

Filla

X
Advertisement