Indian record holder to cut world’s longest fingernails after 66 years

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The owner of the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand has had them cut after 66 years.

"When I chose to cut my nails, it was hard for me to make this decision, but when I realized that after cutting my nails, my nails will be at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and they're going to maintain it very nicely and for a lifetime, then I felt like I was doing the right decision and that's why I chose to cut my nails", Chillal said.

Wielding a power saw, one by one the doctor cut off the Indian's fingernails, which had grown to a combined length of 909.6 cm (29 ft 10.1 in), the length of a bus.

Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India with the world's longest fingernails measuring over 9 metres, is all set to finally cut his coiled appendages after 66 years at a ceremony in NY.

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Shridhar Chillal - who began his oddball hobby as a teenager in 1952 - traveled from Pune, India to New York City to have his nails cut and displayed at the museum.

Chillal made a decision to see how long he could grow them, even though the Guinness Book of World Records didn't exist then. "Now, forever my nails will be remembered and forever my nails will be seen by people from all over the world". He said that his last wish was for him to get compensation with his cut nail exhibit since he was not able to earn much with his long fingernails. The Guinness World Record holder is now is finally ready to say goodbye to his nails. Times Square, according to a media advisory. "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".

Well, Shridhar. I hope you absolutely make the most of the rest of your life, no longer inhibited by your horrific nail situation.

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