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Indian boy born with 4 thumbs says they help him win video games

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Filed on August 25, 2020
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Faizan Ahmad Najar, aged 12, insists he is proud of his congenital condition hexadactyly and that it is 'God's will'.

An Indian boy born with an extra thumb on each hand insists he is proud of his rare condition given that it helps him thrive at video games.

Britain's MailOnline on Tuesday reported that Faizan Ahmad Najar has 12 fingers because he was born with the congenital condition hexadactyly, or six digits, which affects around one in 1,500 babies worldwide.

Faizan, 12, says his extra thumbs have helped him prosper at his favourite sport of cricket and video games such as Clash Squad.

His parents expressed their pride in their unique son and say they refused the option of surgery when he was a baby given that they feared it would bring them 'bad luck'.

Faizan says his condition has also helped him to climb trees faster than his friends.

His friends call him 'Krrish' - the star of a popular Bollywood superhero film series.

The youngster, who hails from Sheeri Baramulla, in the Kashmir region of northern India, told MailOnline: "I feel proud about it [my condition]. There is no shame - it is God's will.

"Sometimes, but not often, I think why only me? But overall, I have some good friends in school who keep me from feeling that way."

His mother, Hafeeza, said: "I want to see him go a long way and excel in his life."

Faizan's younger brother, eight-year-old Farhan, has reportedly shown no signs of having his sibling's condition.


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