An 8-year-old boy who is 6ft 6ins tall and pillars above some of his seniors as well as his classmates has made it to the Guinness Book of Records.
The boy, identified as Karan, from Meerut in India, got his height from his Basketball Player mum who is quite taller than him but he hopes to play basketball like his mother and began to receive training from her since he was five.
When he was born weighing 7.8 kg and over 63 cm in length, he entered the Guinness Book of Records as the heaviest and tallest baby at birth. Now his father hopes his height will make him recognized again.
He is a healthy child and does everything his classmates do – He is regularly taken to an endocrinologist and so far nothing abnormal has been noted in his development.
The only challenge with his height is getting clothes and shoes that fit and so they are made specially by a tailor as it’s almost impossible to find his size in the market.
Karan and his mum have the same shoe size and often wear each other’s shoe. Its quite hard to believe that he is just a child.
He hopes to grow even taller than his mother and he intends to use his height in deciding his future career.
“But if I have to choose between becoming a doctor and a basketball player, I will choose basketball for sure.”
His 33-year-old mum, Shweatlana, who stands at 7ft 2in is India’s tallest woman and has represented India in numerous national and international sports events.
“My clothes have to be stitched specially. I don’t even find bangles or sandals in my size. Now we get Karan’s clothes tailor made as well.”
His 41-year-old father, Sanjay, is also tall and stands at 6ft 6in, the same height as his eight-year-old son.
“When Karan was born, he weighed 7.8 kg and was over 63 cm in length. So that got him into the record books instantly. Then, when he was five-years-old, he got the record for being the tallest toddler. He is eight now and I want to get him into the Guinness Records again,”