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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The holy tail Growth lad, 12, hailed as god

Arshid Ali Khan and his tail

THIS boy of 12 with a “tail” growing from his back has been hailed as a god in India.

Followers flock to Arshid Ali Khan’s temple — often leaving cash or gifts in return for a blessing.
They believe the youngster — Balaji to his devotees — is the reincarnation of Hindu monkey god Hanuman. But doctors say he has meningocele, a form of spina bifida where the spinal cord develops abnormally.
Balaji, who lives with his grandparents near Chandigarh, said: “I love my tail. It’s a gift from God. It’s unusual but people respect me and bow before me because of it. I feel special.”
Arshid and his grandparents
'I'm so happy' ... with grandparents Suraya and Iqbal
Doctors say if the growth is not removed, Balaji’s twisted limbs could become worse.

                                                        Culled from thesun.co.uk
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