A little boy stunned medics after being born with 34 fingers and toes, Akshat Saxena had seven fingers on each hand and ten toes on each foot — but no thumbs. Mum Amrita said: “I was so happy to see my baby as it was our first child. But later, when I saw his fingers, I was shocked and surprised.”
She said: “He read on the internet about the baby born in China. Then he said that my boy has broken the record of having 34 fingers.
“At first I was not convinced at all. It was hard to believe that my son has broken the record.
“But later, he along with my husband and younger sister registered the data on the internet.”
The previous record holder was a six-year-old boy in China who had 15 fingers and 16 toes amounting to 31 digits.
Akshat, from Uttar Pradesh, northern India, has since had surgery to remove the excess digits which supposedly results from a condition known as polydactyl as and doctors are trying to construct thumbs from the fingers they amputated.