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UK Surrey Man Appears on 'Regis and Kelly' with Longest Beard

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    SURREY - Surrey Sikh priest Sarwan Singh appeared on the Regis and Kelly show in New York on Tuesday to show millions of television viewers his beard. At eight feet two and a half inches long, his is believed to be the longest beard in the world.

    Singh serves as high priest of Guru Nanak temple in Newton. He also teaches music at Surrey's Akal Academy.

    "I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to represent the Sikh and Surrey communities," Singh said of his guest appearance on the show. He was speaking through his translator and friend Dr. Pargat Bhurji, a Surrey pediatrician who accompanied him to New York.

    Bhurji is also the principal and president of Akal Academy.

    "This is history in the making," Bhurji said. "Out of the 6.5 billion people in the world, he is the only one standing there."

    Sikhs must not cut their hair as an article of their faith and Singh, 45, has been growing his beard since he was 15 years old. He has held the Guinness World Book record for longest beard since 2008.

    His brother, Balvir Singh, also has an incredibly long beard, at six feet



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    I absolutely love Bhai Swaran Singh ji. I have heard nothing but good about him. He is described as humble, kind, gentle, innocent...An all round great representative of our community.

    However I wish they would not refer to him as a priest or (shudder!) a high priest. When will we ever convince the press - and hence the public - that we don't have priests or even a clergy?
     
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    What truly intrigues me is that both Singhs are wearing chhuridhar style trousers which are sharp and neat, especially in white, but the devil to put on in the morning.
     
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    The chhuridhar trouser gives not only a REALLY TIGHT fit but also you can see that it is evenly folded up to about the knee.

    In order to achieve this look, the trouser leg must be many inches longer than your leg. About 1/3 extra in inches if I remember right. And below the knee it is a narrow tube. A very long tube.

    There is more.

    You must slide your leg AND FOOT through this narrow passage, with your foot being wider than your leg because it sticks out. So slowly slowly with pointed toe down your foot and leg goes through a very snug passage. This is accomplished by pulling the cloth up a little at a time, as you slide your leg through.

    There is more.

    About seven inches before the last of the trouser the leg turns out with a kind of heel like pocket, so that you can get to slide your foot through the bottom of the pant leg. This patch of cloth also brings the pant snug to your instep and ankle.

    After one leg travels this distance, then you do the other leg. At the end all the folds need to be neatened up into folds, folds on the calf of your leg, folds over the instep of your foot, folds around your ankles, otherwise your pants will be nothing but wrinkles.

    And this in the morning means you really do have to get up early and be a very patient and methodical person. The tailoring on a chhuridhar has to be exact or it won't work and you will have droopy pantaloons.
     

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