Meet the Indian who is happy to have 12 fingers, 14 toes!August 4th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): He can neither wear a pair of simple flip-flops, nor he can find a pair of gloves that fit his hands in the winter, yet Heramb Ashok Kumthekar is happy to have six digits on each hand and seven digits on each feet.
Heramb Ashok Kumthekar, a 22 year old marketing student from Pune, was born with 12 fingers and 14 toes.
Heramb does not hold the official Guinness world record for most digits on a person because some of his fingers are technically attached, even though they have separate bones.
The official Guinness honour belongs to his fellow countryman Devendra Harne, a 13-year-old boy from Kolkota, who has 12 fingers and 13 toes on his feet.
However, Heramb is included in the Indian equivalent of the Guinness Book of Records, the Limca Book of Records.
Heramb has admitted that he has always seen his extra digits as something to be proud of.
“I am happy about it because I have something that others don”t have,” the Telegraph quoted Heramb, as saying.
“I never had a problem with it and after I get publicity I will be famous because of it,” he added.
Heramb’’s extra digits are caused by the medical condition polydactlyism, which translates from the Greek for many fingers. (ANI)
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