Most fingers and toes: Akshat Saxena set world record (Video)
Uttar Pradesh, India -- One-year-old Akshat Saxena from Uttar Pradesh, northern India, was born with 14 fingers (7 on each hand) and 20 toes (10 on each foot - polydactyl - setting the new world record for Most fingers and toes - at birth. Photo:
One-year-old Akshat Saxena was born with 34 fingers and toes. (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record holder was a six-year-old boy in China who had 15 fingers and 16 toes.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Most fingers and toes (polydactylism) - living person: Pranamya Menaria (India), who has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes).
"I was so happy to see my baby as it was our first child," his mother Amrita Saxena told NDTV.
Akshat, from Uttar Pradesh, northern India, has since had surgery to remove the excess digits. He now has ten fingers and ten toes following a six-and-a-half hour operation at a hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning last March.
And doctors are trying to construct thumbs from the fingers they amputated.