Monday, January 2, 2012



Deepak Kumar Paswaan alizaliwa akiwa na mikono na miguu iliyokuwa ikining'inia katikati ya tumbo na kifua, watoto wenzake wakawa wanamkimbia, na hata wanajamii wengine walisema mtoto huyo ni shetani.

Beaming with delight little Deepak Paswaan shows off his normal body for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove the legs and arms of his underdeveloped twin growing out of his chest.

For years, Deepak, 7, from Bihar, India, had to suffer taunts and bullying from other children over the appalling disfigurement.

Some taunted him as a 'devil' and a 'freak' while others even viewed him as a god.

Deepak Kumar Paswaan, who was born with the legs and arms of his underdeveloped twin brother sticking out of his chest, shows of his new body for the first time since undergoing surgery

Hindu pilgrims used to visit his home to worship him as an incarnation of the god Vishnu, who is often depicted with more than four limbs.

Last year his family for help to get the unwanted limbs removed and give Deepak the chance of a normal life

And Deepak's world was turned upside down when leading surgeons from Bangalore's Fortis Hospital agreed to operate for free.

Akiwa na baba yake baada ya operesheni

The pioneering surgery, which was carried out last year, would normally cost around £50,000, a sum his impoverished family could never have dreamed of affording.

Happily the gruelling four-hour operation was a complete success.

Now fully-healed and looking like a healthy, normal seven-year-old, cricket-mad Deepak has been given a new lease of life.

Sasa ana furaha, yupo kama watoto wengine.

He said: 'I can run faster than my two elder brothers - before I could never keep up. I really like my new body. It's much more fun. I am very happy.'

'When he was born the doctors said he wouldn't live long but here he is and apart from how he looks he is very healthy,' his father said at the time.

'I am tired of being different. I just want to live normally,' his son said. 

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