India's tallest man

Lucknow, Jan 23: India’s tallest man, Dharmendra Pratap Singh, has joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022.

Singh was welcomed into the party by Naresh Patel, the SP’s state president. The party also posted a picture of Dharmendra Pratap Singh posing with party leaders, including Akhilesh Yadav.

“Dharmendra Pratap Singh of Pratapgarh acquired the membership of Samajwadi Party while expressing trust in the policies of the SP and the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav,” said a statement by the Samajwadi Party (SP).

India’s tallest man expressed faith in the policies of the Samajwadi Party and the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav.

India's tallest man

A towering personality at 8 feet 2 inches, Dharmendra Pratap Singh is the tallest man in India. The 46-year-old has his name in the Guinness World Records and is also seen as one of the tallest men in Asia.

Singh is a resident of Narharpur Kasiyahi village in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district. He also holds a master’s degree. Dharmendra struggles in finding employment and also has a problem in bending due to his height. He has no job and he has never been married.

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People close to Dharmendra revealed that he experiences pain in the hip just below the waist due to his height. He faces difficulties in completing day-to-day tasks. He had consulted a doctor in Lucknow who suggested an operation. Since he did not have the money and with no employment, Dharmendra had turned to CM Yogi for help.

He later underwent bilateral hip replacement surgery in 2019.

In April of last year, he even campaigned for an associate who was contesting the UP Panchayat elections.

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