Despite appearances, Manpreet Singh was born in 1995, thus making him 25 years old! This young Punjabi Indian came into this world with a very rare conditionthatstunted his growth at the age of 6 months, making him look like a two-year-old baby.
Worshipped by villagers
Surprisingly, unlike many other people with physical difficulties in India, Manpreet is seen as a god and is worshipped by villagers. People come from all over to meet him, even touch him, thinking that he is the reincarnationof a Hindu god.
Manpreet’s family came from a very poor background, and could never afford to have him diagnosed, which therefore made it difficult to determine exactly what his condition was. But considering his physique, his large hands, big feet and looser skin, it is likely that this Indian man suffers from Laron syndrome. People who suffer from this rare genetic disease are unable to utilise growth hormones. Doctors from all over the world have given the same diagnosis from afar, after hearing others speak about Manpreet’s case.
As well as the physical impacts, his condition prevented Manpreet from developing mentally as well. At the age of 25, the young man still has the mental age of a babyand is incapable of speaking and communicates only through screams and cries. It is therefore left up to his aunt and uncle to take care of him like achild.
Take a look at the video above for more on what Manpreet's everyday life is like...