Due to years of growing his nails, Chillal's left hand is handicapped.
The 82-year-old had been growing his nails since 1952, when he was 14, after being told off by a teacher for accidentally breaking his long nail.
Shridhar Chillal, 82, finally got his fingernails cut after 66 years of growing them out. According to the Guinness World Records, when the nails on his left hand were last measured, they were 909.6cm long in total, which is about the same length as a London bus!
Chillal had requested that his cut nails be immortalised in a museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum in Times Square responded positively.
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An 82-year-old Indian man who holds the Guinness World Record for longest nails on a single hand finally clipped them in NY.
Shridhar Chillal from Pune, who held the world record for longest nails, has done away with his "assets". Chillal has said that his nails were so fragile that he has to be very careful not to break them while sleeping: "I can't move much, so every half an hour or so I wake up and move my hand to the other side of the bed". Chillal's longest single nail is his thumbnail, measuring 197.8 centimeters. But why did Shridhar grow them so long in the first place? "Mr. Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the flawless home to honor his legacy", said Suzanne Smagala-Potts, a Ripley's representative. The museum will host a "nail clipping ceremony" today where Chillal's nails will be cut.
But he chose to cut away an important part of his life earlier this week when he flew to NY to have the nails removed by a doctor.
I think we can all basically agree there is no better part of any given Guinness World Records book than the section about people with extreme body stuff going on. He cannot open his hand out from a closed position or flex his fingers, as you can see in this picture.