Shridhar Chillal is the man with the longest fingernails in the world, Guinness Book of Records has announced. The 78 year-old hasn’t cut his fingernails since 1952. The combined length of the nails is 909.6cm. One of his thumbnails alone is two metres long.
Keeping them really brought him a lot of troubles. “When I was to get married, no one was ready to marry me, I saw nearly 10 to 12 girls. 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. 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.
He continued, “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..I can tell everyone now with pride about my record. When I am on my travels, people will recognise me as a Guinness World Records title holder.”