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  • 29 October 2013, 11:00

The world's longest moustache

An Indian man has been officially named the owned of the world's longest moustache - at an astonishing 14ft long.

Ram Singh Chauhan, 58, from Jaipur in Rajasthan state, says his whiskers are his "most prized possession".

He has spent an incredible 32 years cultivating the tash which he spends two hours a day grooming.

Chauhan, whose tash landed him a part in James Bond movie Octopussy, said: "Growing a moustache is like taking care of a baby - you really need to nurture it.

"It has taken me a long, long time to get it to 14 feet. It's not been an easy task."

Chauhan started growing his moustache during his late teens.
"I haven't used a shaving blade on my moustache, or trimmed them since 1970," he says with a wide smile.

"The moustache is the symbol of pride and respect. In ancient India, a moustache meant everything. It is priceless. It's a man thing."