In 2010, this Indian boy, who was born with eight limbs and venerated as a god, underwent an operation to give him a chance at a normal life. Deepak Paswan, 7, was born with a parasitic twin conjoined to his abdomen, giving him four legs and four arms but one head.
Hindu pilgrims visited his home in the northern state of Bihar to worship him as an incarnation of the god Vishnu, who is often depicted with numerous limbs.
Deepak's family, uncomfortable with the attention, appealed for help to pay for an operation to have the extra limbs removed and a hospital in the southern city of Bangalore offered to do the procedure for free.
The pioneering surgery would normally cost around £50,000, a sum that his impoverished family could never have dreamed of affording. Happily, the grueling four-hour operation was a complete success.