Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails in NY. "Now, forever my nails will be remembered and forever my nails will be seen by people from all over the world". 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!
But no longer. This week, Chillal flew out to NY to remove the frankly quite horrifying growths of crusty keratin. But, the nails that brought him fame came with its own set of problems.
The world's most anticipated manicure has finally taken place.
Despite his abnormally long nails: Chillal got married, had two kids, and worked as a government press photographer.
After 66 years, the man with the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand has finally trimmed them.
A man with fingernails longer than a bus finally cut them off during a "nail clipping ceremony" in NY earlier this week after 66 years of growing them out.
Shridhar Chillal traveled from his home in India to New York City this week for the occasion. The teacher said that Chillal would never understand the importance of what he had done because Chillal had never committed to anything. "If I had made a decision to cut my nails, I would not have a Guinness World Records title now". He can not open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers.
It went on to quote Chillal as saying, "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 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. However, as he aged, his long nails were proving more challenging to maintain an ordinary lifestyle.