After a big gap of 66 long years, the 82-year-old Shridhar Chillal, lastly got rid of his record-worthy nails on Thursday in the city of New York.
His nails had gained him much reputation as the globe’s longest fingernails measuring more than 31 feet. But, even though the longest nails have been removed, he now experiences a permanent physical disability in his left hand.
The octogenarian, who belongs to the city of Pune, went to New York by the Ripley's Believe It or Not! group for a special occasion at Times Square, during which his nails got removed.
The fingernails with a length of 31 feet and tallness of a three-story structure have been purchased by the Ripley’s, an official declaration by the company said.
His school teacher punished him for breaking her long nail by accident. She scolded him for his foolishness and stated that he would never understand the worth of his acts as he had never committed to anything.
"I took it as a challenge," Chillal stated, whilst clarifying his reason behind attaining the act.
But, because of the load of his stretched nails and the exertions taken to preserve their extent, his left hand experiences lasting disability, making it unworkable for him to uncompress his fist or bend his fingers, a reporter stated.
With his advanced age, the well-known person was also finding it increasingly tricky to continue a normal way of life and also had a problem while sleeping. In spite of the obstacles faced in preserving the lengthy nails, he lived a normal life with his spouse, two children and two grandkids, the reporter added up.
In a report, Ripley's Believe It or Not! PR Manager Suzanne Smagala-Potts stated, "Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the perfect home to honour his legacy. While he may have cut his fingernails, his nails will be forever memorialized inside Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square.”
The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square depositary has 20 covered passages and over 500 works of art from all over the globe.