Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Human Skeleton of Pakurtala

Indian performer Gopal Haldar(R) comes out of his house
as his wife(L) looks on in the village of Pakurtala.
Haldar, who suffered from malnutrition his whole life and
weighs a mere 52 pounds, has been making his living in
India's Sunderbans mangrove region as a ghost for more
than 40 years (AFP/File/Deshakalyan Chowdhury)

.....Lighting up a hemp cigarette in front of his wife, Haldar
acknowledged his love of the herb.
"(But) when I indulge myself in smoking hemp and playing
chess, I wonder if I am a real ghost or a human being,"
he said philosophically....

AFP Story via Yahoo News

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