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JAIPUR, INDIA-Ram Singh Chauhan, 58, is the proud owner of the world’s longest moustache - at an astonishing 14 feet long. Chauhan, who hails from the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan state, India, says his whiskers are his ‘most prized possession’.He has spent an incredible 32 years cultivating the tash - which he spends two hours a day grooming. Chauhan, whose facial fur has even landed him a part in the James Bond movie ‘Octopussy’, said: ‘Growing a moustache is like taking care of a baby - you really need to nurture it.

‘It has taken me a long, long time to get it to 14 feet. It’s not been an easy task.’  Chauhan started growing his moustache during his late teens. ‘I haven’t used a shaving blade on my moustache, or trimmed them since 1970,’ he said. ‘The moustache is the symbol of pride and respect. In ancient India, a moustache meant everything.

‘I have even done a show on the India-Pakistan border. It was like reuniting both sides.’ Chauhan has also been cast in Hollywood movies and half a dozen Bollywood films. He said: ‘Once I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is to massage my moustache using coconut, olive or almond oil. ‘I do not use a shampoo or soap, just herbals. Then, I comb them and neatly roll them up.