He only grew the nails on his left hand, keeping his right hand trimmed.
The record holder, from Pune, India, stopped trimming his fingernails in 1952 after he was told off by a teacher for messing around with a friend and accidentally breaking the teacher's nail. His fingernail exhibit will be officially unveiled at Ripley's Believe It or Not! He was flown from Pune to NY for this ceremony by Ripley's Believe It or Not museum - where his nails will be immortalized.
Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India with the world's longest fingernails measuring over 9 metres, is all set to finally cut his coiled appendages after 66 years at a ceremony in NY.
Chillal's teacher's words proved true, the world-record holder said he had to take delicate care of his nails and he took care of them for a lifetime.
While Chillal holds the world record for longest fingernails on one hand, the current record for longest nails on both hands goes to Ayanna Williams of Houston, Texas, reported HuffPost. "Now, forever my nails will be remembered and forever my nails will be seen by people from all over the world". "Mr. Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the flawless home to honor his legacy", Ripley's Suzanne Smagala-Potts, said.
"I spent 66 years of my life on my nails", Mr Chillal said.
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. They together stretched about 30 feet, or the length of a bus, before he finally had them cut on Wednesday. He can not open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers, the statement said. The museum will host a "nail clipping ceremony" today where Chillal's nails will be cut. Museum in Times Square.