Shridhar Chillal from Pune, India, spent 66 of his 82 year olds to keep his nails in his left hand.
Chillal lengthened her nails from the age of 14 in 1952. It all started when she broke a teacher’s long nails. The teacher told Chillal that he did not understand the importance of the nail’s meaning because Chillal never did anything.
“I consider it a challenge,” Chillal said as quoted by Indian news website The Hindu on Thursday (12/70.
Now the nail length has reached more than nine meters. Precisely 909.6 cm. “As long as a London bus,” wrote Guinnessworldrecords.com.
His name was recorded in Guinness World Records first time in 1979. At that time his nails reached a length of two meters more or 219.7 cm.
Reported by the Indian Express, Thursday (12/7), Chillal intends to have his nails displayed in a museum. Chillal’s intentions received a positive response from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Times Square, New York, USA.
They also fly Chillal from Pune to New York to cut the nails that will be on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum forever.
“Chillal is dedicating his life to something extraordinary and Ripley is a great place to honor his legacy,” Suzanne Smagala-Potts, the Public Relations Manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not Times Square, said in a statement.
In 2015, when asked Guinness World Records, how the influence of long nails on his life, Chillal admitted the strength is very fragile so he must be very careful.
“I can not move much, every half hour I wake up and move my hands to the other side of the bed,” Chillal said.
Although his long nails are opposed by his parents, Chillal says he can work with one hand. Eventually he became a photographer with customized tools while using the camera.
Chillal just lengthen the left hand nail. The right hand nails remain neatly cut.
Due to nails and weights, his left hand is deformed. He can not open his hands from a closed position or move his fingers.
“I’m in pain, my wrist, elbows and shoulders are very sore and on each finger tip burns,” Chillal said of the world’s longest nail, which has now been on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Times Square, New York, USA