Man who's been growing his fingernails since 1952 has finally cut them

Man who's been growing his fingernails since 1952 has finally cut them

At the time of the nail-trimming, the 82-year-old man's fingernails reached a total length of 909.6 cm (almost 30 feet). But why did Shridhar grow them so long in the first place?

The video, which was shared by Guinness World Records, shows Chillal getting his nails getting cut using an industrial cutter instead of the regular nail clipper.

Chillal's unusual choice didn't stop him from leading a normal life with his wife, two children and grandchildren. He had made it to the the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever".

"When I chose to cut my nails, it was hard for me to make this decision", he said.

Adjudicators noted his thumbnail measured an unbelievable 197.8cm and curled into a tight coil at the end. The teacher told the young Chillal that he would never understand how hard it was to take care of such long fingernails.

Shridhar Chillal hadn't cut the nails on his left hand since 1952 - until July 2.

In a nail clipping ceremony yesterday, Mr Chillal finally cut his nails.

Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India, finally got his fingernails cut - after 66 years.

Chillal explained that he started growing the nails at age 14, after being scolded by a teacher for causing her to break her nail.

The weight of his nails has left him permanently handicapped and in constant pain - he can not open his hand or move his fingers.

"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", Chillal told Guinness World Records. In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails. The world record holder suffered several difficulties due to the extraordinarily long nails that he had grown over the years.

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