Tuesday, February 18, 2014
World's Tallest Family
The Kulkarni family has been featured in Limca Book of Records since the inception as the tallest couple with a combined height of 4.09 m. They are now hoping to set a new world record with their combined height. Sharad Kulkarni, 52, stands at 7ft 1.5-inch tall and his wife Sanjot, 46, is 6ft 2.6-inches tall. Their daughters, 22-year-old Mruga and 16-year-old Sanya, are 6ft 1inch and 6ft 4inches respectively. The four-member family's combined height is a staggering 26ft.
The couple married in December 1988. A year later Limca Book of Records pronounced them India’s tallest married couple. They had hoped to be named the world's tallest couple by the Guinness Book of Records, until it emerged that Wayne and Laurie Hallquist, from Stockton, California, stand a combined inch taller at 13ft 4 inches. Guinness Book of Records does not currently have a tallest family category but would consider it.
The Kulkarnis have wardrobes full of custom-made clothes and shoes. Their house has been adapted to meet their needs - they had to change all the door frames from 6ft to 8ft high. They have customized their furniture including beds, wardrobes, kitchen shelves, and even the height of the toilet.