Sridhar Chillan a resident of Pune has been growing nails on his fingers since 1952 has been recognized by the Guinness book of world records as a man of having the longest finger nail as updated freshly in 2016.
Nails grown by passion but not a fashion
The total length of his five finger nails is precisely 909.6 cm that is over 9 meters. His thumb is having the longest nail of over two meters.
But it was not that easy for Sridhar to grow the nails for all the 62 years! He first got opposition from his home. He was asked to wash his own clothes to discourage him from growing the nails. When he grew nails on his two hands, he was denied to offer a job. About 12 matches for his marriage turned back seeing the length of his nails at that time. He could at last marry at an age of 29.
He only comprised on growing only the left hand fingers as he has to work as a photographer to run his family! It is a strange story how it all started. When he was studying in the school, he and his classmate were beaten by the school teacher as their action made the teacher’s nail broken. When he questioned what if a nail is broken after all, the teacher said that only a man who grows it understands the difficulty.
It made him to make a strong decision to grow nails since then!