Indian with world’s longest fingernails to finally cut them after 66 years

Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 year

Shridhar Chillal from Pune, India, had his nails, which hold the record for the Longest fingernails on a single hand - ever, cut at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square, New York, US.

"After being recognized by Guinness World Records, I felt like I had achieved the biggest goal in my life", Chillal said in the video.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in NY.

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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.

It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters. The teacher told Chillal that he wouldn't understand the kind of care it took not to break a long nail unless he did it himself. Chillal's fingernail exhibit will be officially unveiled at Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Now, forever my nails will be remembered and forever my nails will be seen by people from all over the world". They flew Chillal from Pune to NY to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum. In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails. "If I had made a decision to cut my nails, I would not have a Guinness World Records title now". 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". Times Square, according to a media advisory.

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