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

Longest nails 1 Owner of world's longest nails has them cut after growing them for 66 years
Faye Gross | 14 July, 2018, 05:44

But, over six decades later, he's made a decision to cut them.

Ironically, the nails now on public display came about after a 14-year-old Chillal accidentally broke a very long nail his teacher had grown.

Shridhar Chillal during his nail clipping ceremony.

Shridhar Chillal from Pune, who held the world record for longest nails, has done away with his "assets".

An Indian man finally severed his 31-foot long fingernails - after letting them grow for 66 years - and sold the claws to Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square.

When Chillal decided he was finally able to put his spite to rest and clip his nails, he reached out to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! franchise.

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"I took it as a challenge", said Chillal, and there was no looking back. The teacher said Chillal would never understand the attention to detail and level of care required to take care of long fingernails. Times Square, according to a media advisory.

No word on how Chillal is adapting to the lighter load on his left hand, but life just became easier for him in many ways.

Ripley's said it was privileged to display the "unique and one-of-a-kind" exhibit.

"Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the flawless home to honor his legacy", a rep says, per the Hindu.

The weight of the long nails left Mr Chillal's hand in a permanently fixed position, unable to separate his fingers.

Chillal's unusual choice didn't stop him from leading a normal life with his wife, two children and grandchildren. The historic surgical procedure, which took roughly 20 minutes to complete, took place at Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Mr Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the ideal home to honour his legacy", said Suzanne Smagala-Potts, PR Manager, Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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