Saturday, April 3, 2010

World Record Holder Pakistanis - - Haji Mohammad Alam Channa: The Tallest Man on Earth of His Time With an Amazing Height of 7-Feet and 8-Inches

Haji Mohammad Alam Channa (born in 1953) of Bachal Channa, Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan stood 233.6 cm 7 ft 8 in. When he was 10 years old his abnormal growth was noted by his family and it continued until he reached the age of 26 years. In 1989 he married Naseem and worked at the shrine of the great mystic Saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan.

BBC correspondent Alastair Lawson wrote; when he reported the death of Mr. Alam Channa that Mr Channa was treated as a novelty throughout his adult life in Pakistan.

"Everywhere he went in his home province of Sindh, he was followed by huge crowds," he said. 

"Although he sometimes enjoyed the public interest, Mr Channa was occasionally irritated at being constantly treated as a curiosity.

"He complained that his celebrity status made it impossible for him to go anywhere in public without being pursued by large throngs of people."
His height also attracted the attention of the provincial government, which paid for him to have a specially-adapted car because Mr Channa found it too difficult to travel on public transport. 

Mr Channa, who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, was often in ill health. In March 1998 he received financial help to go to America for treatment for numerous ailments, including kidney failure. But he fell into a coma in New York in June, and died in hospital before doctors were able to operate on him.

He was survived by his wife Naseem, whom he married in 1989, and had a son.

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