The nails have a combined measurement of 909.6 centimetres, with his thumbnail as the longest single nail at 197.8 centimetres.
After growing out his nails for the past 66 years, the world record holder for longest fingernails on a single hand has cut them off. According to Chillal, the teacher warned him about the level of care required to grow out nails and said he would never understand unless he experienced it for himself, reported The Guardian.
Chillal, a Guinness World Record holder, had the longest fingernails in the world, not having cut them since 1952.
Speaking through a museum interpreter he said: "I don't know if the teacher is dead now or not, but I would definitely like to say the thing that you scolded me for, I took it as a challenge".
Before Williams, Christine Walton held the title from 2011 with nails measured at 19 feet and nine inches until she cut them off.
Despite opposition from his parents, he said he would be able to work with one hand, eventually becoming a photographer with a customised handle to accommodate his nails when using the camera. Museum in Times Square.
Due to years of growing his nails, Chillal's left hand is handicapped. "Mr. Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the flawless home to honor his legacy", said Suzanne Smagala-Potts, a Ripley's representative. As a result of his long nails, his left hand is permanently handicapped - he can not open or flex his fingers. But, the nails that brought him fame came with its own set of problems. Chillal's fingernail exhibit will be officially unveiled at Ripley's Believe It or Not! The longest nail, from his thumb, is 77.8 inches. The historic surgical procedure, which took roughly 20 minutes to complete, took place at Ripley's Believe It or Not!