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SURENDRANAGAR, Gujarat (UPI) – An Indian man with 62-foot long hair has said he is applying to be recognized by the Guinness World Records.

A video filmed in a village in Surendranagar, Gujarat, shows Savjibhai Rathwa unspooling his dreadlock-like coil of hair that he has been growing out for decades.

Rathwa, 60, who often walks around with the rope-like coil wrapped around his arm or arranged on his head like a turban, said he eats plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep his hair healthy and strong.

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Moreover, he spends three hours washing his hair about every two days and has his grandchildren hold it out in the sun to dry.

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Rathwa has received help from a local NGO in applying for the Guinness Book of World Records.

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The previous record holder, Xie Qiuping of China, had his locks measured at 22 feet prior to his death in 2010.