Shridhar Chillal, from India officially has the world’s longest fingernails. Image Credit: Twitter

New York: Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India with the world's longest fingernails, is all set to finally cut his coiled appendages after 66 years at a ceremony here.

Chillal, 82, has not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952.

The Guinness World Record holder has requested that his cut nails be immortalised in a museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum in Times Square responded positively.

They flew Chillal from Pune to New York for the clippings.

The museum will host a "nail-clipping ceremony" on Wednesday.

It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters (9.1 metres). Chillal's longest nail is his thumbnail, measuring 197.8 centimeters.

He had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the 'Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever'.

Chillal's fingernail exhibit will be officially unveiled at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, according to a media advisory.

He had decided to grow his nails when he was beaten up by his school teacher for breaking the teacher's long nail.