Vikas Uppal

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Vikas Kumar Uppal
Born Vikas Kumar Uppal
January 1, 1986
Rohtak, Haryana
Died June 30, 2007 while under a scalpel as doctors were trying unsuccessfully to remove a tumor from his brain
Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Vicky
Known for Tallest Indian
Height 2.49 m (unverified) (never measured by Guinness World Records)

Vikas Kumar "Vicky" Uppal (January 1, 1986 – June 30, 2007) was a native and resident of India, said to be India's tallest man until his death on June 30, 2007 when he died during a failed brain tumor operation in Delhi, India.

On January 12, 2004 The Tribune reported him to be 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing, being in his late teens.[1]

Vikas was from the Rohtak district in the Indian state of Haryana. He was photographed for The Hindu [2][3] on September 25, 2006 at a rally held by the Indian National Lok Dal. He was thought to be 8 ft 9 in tall; however, have been reported otherwise [4] to be an unconfirmed 8 ft 1 in (2.464 m), and as was born in 1986 was most likely that he could grow no further. He could have been considered the world's tallest living man, but the Guinness Book of Records has strict verification criteria and hence did not measure Vikas. He also had been said to have hands 13 inches long and feet 19 inches long, and appears in photographs to be proportionate/not obviously a pathological (acromegalic, for example) giant. He has also acted in a Bollywood movie Rang De Basanti.


  1. ^ "Standing tall at 8 ft 3 inches". 2004-01-12. Retrieved 2006-10-31. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu, Image 1". 2006-09-25. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu, Image 2". 2006-09-25. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  4. ^ "World's Tallest Living Man". 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 

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