India’s tallest woman, who stands 7ft 2in, claims her baby has grown to 3ft 2in in only 10 months. Svetlana Singh says she hopes her child Karan, who already weighs three-and-a-half stone, will be the tallest man in the world. Speaking in the family’s home in Meerut, outside Delhi, Mrs Singh told how the hungry boy needs feeding an astonishing 20 times a day, Telegraph
p.s: that really tall man holding the child is the momma
Weighing in at a burly 7 stone and standing 4ft 5in tall, two-and-a-half-year-old Karan Singh is believed to be the tallest toddler in the world.
Almost the same height as his 10-year-old neighbours in Meerut, India, Karan is twice the size of children his own age – and his giant mum believes this is just the start.
Dwarfing her husband, 7ft 2in Shweatlana Singh is Asia’s tallest woman, and the proud mum is praying her baby outgrows her.
Growing boy: Karan, sat with more friends at nursery school, already weighs seven stone ‘He was born big and is already half as tall as me, so I believe he will outgrow me soon,’ said Shweatlana.
Karan, who was twice the size of normal babies at birth – 13lb and 2ft – never fitted baby clothes and now wears clothes designed for children three or four times his age.
‘I had to throw away the baby clothes I’d bought for him and go to the market again. The people in the hospital told me to buy clothes designed for one-year-old kids,’ laughed Karan’s proud father.
At 6ft 7in Sanjay Singh towers over most people but is dwarfed by his wife and expects Karan to soon catch up.
The giant family spends £124 a month – almost three times their neighbours’ budgets – keeping everybody fed, including 20 jars of honey.
‘When Karan wakes up in the morning the first thing he does is ask for food and tea. Whenever he sees anybody eating, he asks for food,’ said Shweatlana. ‘He’d never stop eating if I didn’t force him to.’
Tall order: Karan Singh, second from right, poses with his friends Akash, 7, Vipin, 12, (in blue) and Kiran Singh, 12, far right wearing orange
The constantly hungry toddler devours five apples in a go, craves sweets and demands ten teaspoonfuls of honey a day.
‘In the afternoon when he asks for food, he will consume two plates of rice, two buckets of vegetables and three chappatis (bread) with curd,’ said Sanjay.
When Karan first went to kindergarten teachers took one look at the giant toddler and refused to admit him, insisting he must be old enough for primary school.
‘Only after I showed them his birth certificate did they agree to admit him in nursery,’ said Sanjay.
Mum Shweatlana, a basketball player who is preparing to represent India in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi next month, said: ‘Whenever we go shopping we buy the biggest clothes we can get for him and in five months time he grows out of them,’ she said.
‘His height is an advantage and if he wants to play basketball in future I will send him to America for studies there.’