Born at 13 lbs and 24 inches, Karan Singh from India soon became the Guinness World Record holder for the tallest toddler in the world.
At five years of age he is already 5 feet 7 inches tall and growing faster than his peers.
Being way bigger than the rest of the children in his age group, he faced a lot of awkwardness during his initial days at kindergarten.
"When he started school, kids would run away from him. With time, the kids got used to him and now he has many friends," Karan's father Sanjay Singh told the Times of India.
At 7 feet 2 inches, Karan's mother Shweatlana Singh is unnaturally tall too. She continues to grow at the rate of four inches every two years, says her family. Shweatlana was also the tallest Indian woman till 2012, says the report.
Karan's father who is 6 feet 6 inches tall thinks he and his wife "...are perfect for each other."
Besides their abnormal heights, Sanjay claims that the mother-son duo is also gifted with an amazing power of hearing. "They can hear sounds from far away," he says.
Experts think they may be suffering from Epiphysis, a hormonal process that helps in the growth of bones but stops at the age of 21.
"Epiphysis, the process that aids the growth of bones, ends by about 21 years of age. In some cases, because of excessive release of a growth hormone, a person's height might increase up till the age of 25," Harish Mohan Rastogi, a doctor who studied human growth, told the Times of India. Source