Gone But Not Forgotten
- Aug 18, 2002
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http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=3071'Horn' grows on man's head
Shimla, Dec 22 (IANS):
A villager in Himachal Pradesh is attracting a lot of curiosity for the "horn" growing at the back of his head.
"The horn-like growth is about three and a half inches long and started growing at the back of my head some six months ago," says Lekh Ram, 65, of Nalagarh village, some 100 km from here.
A newspaper even carried a picture of the man with the grey coloured "horn" jutting out from his head. Medical records say it is a very rare phenomenon.
The news has started attracting curious villagers from neighbouring villages. Uncomfortable at the attention, Ram ties a turban to hide the growth.
"Initially it was soft but it is now beginning to get harder," Balkrishan Sharma, a local reporter, told IANS.
It isn't clear whether Ram has shown himself to a doctor, but he appears to be healthy otherwise.
A bachelor and a celibate, Ram has served in temples all his life. He claims to have had several mystical experiences.