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Indian man with 45kg turban says the weight is no burden

Published on Aug 29, 2014 4:56 PM
 
Mr Avtar Singh Mauni, who lives in Punjab, takes six hours to put on his headdress, which stretches to 645m when unwrapped - the length of around six football fields. -- PHOTO: BARCROFT TV/YOUTUBE

An Indian man with a turban weighing more than 45kg says that despite the weight, he is most happy with it on.

Mr Avtar Singh Mauni, who lives in Punjab, takes six hours to put on his headdress, which stretches to 645m when unwrapped - the length of around six football fields. It is so big that he cannot get into cars, and has to travel around on a motorcycle.

He takes six hours to put on his turban, which he has been adding to for the past 16 years, reported the Metro. The cloth alone costs 32,000 rupees (S$659).

The 60-year-old Sikh said: "I don’t consider it to be a burden. I’m most happy when I wear it. I just keep putting on the cloth from top to bottom one layer at a time just like you would lay the storeys of a building."

He added that he feels incomplete when he does not have it on.

A turban of this size is bound to attract attention, but Mr Singh does not appreciate people who only want to snap a picture.

He said: "Some are amazed beyond belief and tell me, 'You are great for carrying such a large turban. You must have been blessed with lots of energy’. But sometimes all they want is to take a picture, so I loudly tell them to stop."

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