Basori Lal Yadav from Madhya Pradresh in India is only 29 inches tall, but his height means that he has […]
Basori Lal Yadav from Madhya Pradresh in India is only 29 inches tall, but his height means that he has become a hero in his village.
His rare condition isn’t going to stop him doing the things he wants to do.
‘‘I don’t want to get married. I want to work like I am doing right now. I always want to live with my brother.” he said.
His brother, Gopi Lal, 55, explained that the family feel blessed to have him.
He said: ‘‘People from different villages come to our house to see my brother. That’s a blessing for us. We feel proud that people love and care for Basori.”
Basori was 5-years-old that his family first noticed that something was wrong with his growth.
Brother Gopi explained: ‘‘Basori was born like a normal kid. He was born a normal height. Then, when he was five, we noticed that his height was not increasing.”
But the family’s economic situation meant that Basori was never given a thorough medical diagnosis.
Gopi said: ‘‘Nobody was able to take him to a doctor. We are poor people, I am a labourer. Where would I take him?”
As Basori grew older, he encountered some tough times and experienced some bullying in his village, but thankfully those days are past.
He said: ‘‘People used to bully me a lot. They used to call me an alien. But that time is gone now. I am the only one who is being loved by the villagers. ”
Now, at the age of 50, Basori lives happily with his brother Gopi and Gopi’s wife Satia.
Satia, aged 50, said: ‘‘Basori is a man with positive thinking. He doesn’t have any regret of being too short. It doesn’t bother him.”
‘‘All he needs is happiness, good people around him, and a good whiskey!”
He said: ‘‘I need a glass of whiskey before I go to sleep. That’s my way of celebration.”