Ram Singh Chauhan has managed to avoid some close shaves in his life — a necessity if you’re the owner of the world’s longest mustache.
Chauhan, 58, of Jaipur, India, has a ‘stash that measures 14 feet. He’s been growing it since 1982, after a friend with a 7-foot-long mustache suggested it.
“He said, ‘Ram Singh, it’ll be good if you grow your mustache too,” he told IshaFoundation.org.
So far, the friend’s prediction came true. Chauhan has appeared in many Bollywood films as well as the 1983 James Bond film “Octopussy.”
Chauhan officially earned the title of “World’s Longest Mustache” from Guinness World Records in March, 2010. He admits keeping it looking lush is not easy.
“Growing a mustache is like taking care of a baby — you really need to nurture it,” he said, according to the Mirror. “The mustache is the symbol of pride and respect. In ancient India, a mustache meant everything. It is priceless. It’s a man thing.”