Indian man whose fingernails reached 77 INCHES long after growing them for 66 years finally gets them cut… and the clips will be displayed in a museum
Shridhar Chillal, 82, holds the world record for the longest nails on one hand
His fingernails were nearly the same length as a London bus when finally cut
The 77-inch talons will now go on display in a museum in New York
Chillal was left unable to use his left hand properly due to the weight of his nails
An Indian man with the longest fingernails ever recorded has finally chopped them off - after 66 years - and now they will be displayed in a museum.
Shridhar Chillal's fingernails were nearly the same length as a bus when he finally got them trimmed after more than six decades of cultivating his huge talons.
The 82-year-old from Pune, India, had been growing his lengthy nails since he was 16 years old and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fingernails on one hand.
Chillal was first inspired to grow out the nails on his left hand in 1952 after a teacher beat him for accidentally breaking one of his very long nails. From that day on, he vowed never to cut his own talons.
But he finally caved during a 'nail clip ceremony' in New York earlier this week and the yellowing cuttings will now be displayed in a museum.
The ceremony took place at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Times Square, where Chillal's severed claws can be viewed by the public.
When last measured Chillal's nails had a combined length of 29ft 10.1in - nearly as long as a London bus.
His longest nail was on his thumb at 77.9 in, Guinness World Records says.
In 2014 Guinness World Records crowned Chillal the person with the longest fingernails ever on a single hand.
Chillal has said that his nails were so fragile that he has to be very careful not to break them while slee.
He told Guinness World Records: 'I can't move much, so every half an hour or so I wake up and move my hand to the other side of the bed.
'When I had my nails I took special care of them because they're a very delicate part of our body, I took care of them for a lifetime. I spent 66 years of my life on my nails.
'I never have to wait in a queue.'
When Chillal first decided to grow out nails on his left hand in 1952, his teacher warned him about the level of care required and said he would never understand unless he experienced it for himself.
Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped, leaving Chillal unable to open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers.
Despite opposition from his parents, he said he would be able to work with his other hand, eventually becoming a photographer with a customised handle to accommodate his nails when using the camera.
Although Chillal suffered years of knock backs from women and their families because of his 'dirty' nails, he did get married at the age 29 to his brother's sister-in-law.
But Chillal was also in pain and constantly left with a 'burning sensation' from the droo brown nails which dragged on the floor when he walked.
He told Guinness World Records: 'I am in pain. With every heart beat all five fingers, my wrist, elbow and shoulder are hurting a lot and at the tip of the nail there's a burning sensation always.
'I don't know whether the teacher is dead now or not but I would definitely like to say that the thing for which you scolded me, I took it as a challenge and I have completed the challenge and now, I am here.
'It was a very difficult decision for me to cut my nails, but when I realised after cutting them they'd be at Ripley's Believe it or Not, and the museum is going to maintain them … then I felt like I was making the right decision, and that's when I decided to cut my nails.'
Guinness World Records said in an Instagram post: 'The end of an era. After 66 years of growth, record-breaker Shridhar Chillal from India has cut off his enormous fingernails - which will now go on display at @ripleysbelieveitornot in Times Square, New York, USA.
'They had remained uncut since 1952. Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers.'
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wiglet, Middle England, United Kingdom, 21 minutes ago
What a shame he wasted his whole life and suffered for such a pointless and vile task. Not something I want to go and see.
hopedieslast, los feliz, United States, 2 hours ago
They better provide barf bags in that museum
Kayezzz, Harrisdale, Australia, 3 hours ago
Yuk...to what advantage is growing your nails to this length other than the "fame"? Can't do anything, time consuming, everyone would have to help you dress and do every little thing...gross...I for one would not go and look at those in a museum...
Leotards of radish, Fort Collins, United States, 3 hours ago
He had a wife who did stuff for him. He has male-pattern laziness.
Dsmardo, Sacramento, 4 hours ago
I suspect they smelled horrible. How does one clean them? He is way overdue for a manicure.
Litz_C, Pinole, United States, 4 hours ago
Honestly I felt this is disgusting.
Devil13, Melbourne, Australia, 5 hours ago
I know the reason but I have to ask, WHY?
MyTake345, Charleston, United States, 5 hours ago
Everything weird and creepy happens in India. This is bizarre and primitive.
rebelyell777, Bright, Australia, 6 hours ago
Now he can PICK HIS NOSE.
Sput, Utopia, Netherlands, 6 hours ago
Dirty old bu gg er.
AMail, Manchester, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
I'm sorry but that looks nasty. I could never imagine having long nails like that. Does it not smell? Smh God knows how many bacteria are trapped in those nails.
Greg412, Tinley Park, United States, 7 hours ago
London buses are only 6 1/2 feet long?
AMK86, Sydney, Australia, 7 hours ago
MyTake345, Charleston, United States, 5 hours ago
India is an extremely dirty country. They do not care about hygiene in the least. No wonder so many of them are deformed and have bizarre maladies.
stillhere52, Smaller, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
One way to stop picking your nose!-(
KEITH Thomas, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
How much did he get paid
Expat., Copenhagen., 9 hours ago
R E V O L T I N G ...........................!!!