By Sandra Birungi
12-year-old Arshid Ali Khan has been called a god by his Indian fraternity due to the small ‘tail’ which is growing on his back. People from all over the country flock towards his home area bearing gifts to receive blessings from him.
It is believed that Ali is the reincarnation of the Hindu monkey-god, Hanuman. Talking about his condition, Ali said, “I love my tail. It’s a gift from God. It’s unusual but people respect me and bow before me because of it. I feel special.” However, doctors advised that if it does not get treated, Ali will die.