Devendra Suthar, from Gujarat, India has world record 28 fingers and toes
The 43-year-old carpenter suffers from rare condition called Polydactylism
Suthar has seven fingers on each of his hands and seven toes on each foot
Worries he will lose a finger while using hammers and saws at work place
An Indian carpenter who has 28 fingers and toes says he has to be extra careful not to slice off one of his extra digits at work. Devendra Suthar, from Himmatnagar in Gujarat, in western India, has more digits than anyone else on the planet – something that is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.
A carpenter by profession, the 43-year-old suffers from a condition called Polydactylism. He has seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot – though two of his toes are joined.
People come from far and wide along with their children to see the ‘man with seven fingers’ and Suthar says he enjoys the attention. He said: ‘Because of my extra fingers people here treat me as a celebrity. They come to see me and the attention makes me feel special. ‘Children laugh when they see me doing funny tricks with my fingers.
‘The expression on their face when they see my toes is priceless. It is because of my fingers that I have become a famous man. ‘I consider my extra fingers and toes definitely are lucky for me and I do not want to cut them off.’ But having extra digits and working with them proves more difficult for Suthar, who admits to being cautious all the time.
He says: ‘The extra fingers and toes certainly trouble me at times. I am a carpenter and work mostly with saw and hammer. I have to always be careful to avoid the fingers.’
Suthar admitted that ‘because of my extra fingers people here treat me as a celebrity’