Photo of The World’s Tallest 8-Year-Old

An 8-year-old boy who is 6ft 6ins tall 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.

In his interview

He said:

“But if I have to choose between becoming a doctor and a basketball player, I will choose basketball for sure.”

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