This is a story of India that is a country of religion and beliefs but sometimes beliefs create superstition, this story is no different.
“Superstition is senseless fear of god” – Cicero
This man suffers from a mystery illness that left him standing at just 23 inches and weighs 15 pounds, he has the same height and weight as a six-month-old baby is one of the smallest people in the world.
Since the age of 12, he has been worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu god by the local villagers and people visit him every day to be blessed as they think he is almighty.
This is not for the first time that some differently able is treated in India. This man is 21-year-old, Manpreet Singh, hails from Punjab. He was born as a healthy baby boy but his parents Jagtar Singh and Manjeet Kaur says his growth stopped when he was six months old.
His family have never been able to afford medical treatment, so he was never examined properly by doctors.
Jagtar Singh said: “We don’t have money to pay for his treatment. We have taken him to many doctors since his birth but around 5-7 doctors told us that he is suffering from thyroid and he can be treated.”
Little Manpreet is unable to talk and walk, his legs stooped moving when he was three. Manpreet has two siblings, both are of normal height. His 19 year old sister Jaspreet stays home to take care of him. Kids love being around him and he also enjoys it.