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PHOTOS: Man With World's Longest Fingernails Finally Cuts Them After 66 Years

Mr. Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian with the world's longest fingernails measuring over 9 metres, finally cut his coiled appendages after 66 years at a ceremony in New York.

The clip, which was shared by Guinness World Records, shows Chillal getting his nails cut using an industrial cutter instead of the regular nail clipper...

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.

They flew Chillal from Pune to New York to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum.

He had decided to grow his nails when he was beaten up by his school teacher for breaking the teacher's long nail. Chillal, who's now 82, has not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952 and has the longest fingernails in the world. The Guinness World Record holder has now finally said goodbye to his nails in an emotional farewell.