27th July, 2011
A little boy stunned medics after being born with 34 fingers and toes.
One-year-old Akshat Saxena had seven fingers on each hand and ten toes on each foot â€” but no thumbs.
Akshat, from Uttar Pradesh, northern India, has since had surgery to remove the excess digits.
And doctors are trying to construct thumbs from the fingers they amputated.
Amrita later learned that her son had broken the world record for the child with the most fingers and toes.
The previous record holder was a six-year-old boy in China who had 15 fingers and 16 toes.
Amrita said a friend told her that Akshat was special.
She said: â€œHe read on the internet about the baby born in China. Then he said that my boy has broken the record of having 34 fingers.
â€œAt first I was not convinced at all. It was hard to believe that my son has broken the record.
â€œBut later, he along with my husband and younger sister registered the data on the internet.â€