The baby, Lali, was born last month with an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. All of Lali’s facial features are duplicated except for her ears - she has two. Otherwise, she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.
She is otherwise healthy and said to be doing well.
“My daughter is fine, like any other child,” said 23-year-old Vinod Singh, a poor farm worker.
Lali has caused a sensation in the dusty
“She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time,” Mr Ali said.
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Up to 100 people have been visiting Lali at her home every day to touch her feet out of respect, offer money and receive blessings, said Mr Singh.
“She is the reincarnation of a goddess,” said Lakhi Chand, a 65-year-old farmer who came to see Lali from neighbouring Haryana state.
“Lali is God’s gift to us,” said Jaipal Singh, a member of the local village council. “She has brought fame to our village.”
Daulat Ram, the village chief, said that he planned to build a temple to Durga in the village.
“I am writing to the state government to provide money to build the temple and help the parents look after their daughter,” Ram said.
Lali’s condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well.
Lali’s parents were married in February 2007 and she is their first child.
Mr Singh said that he took his daughter to a hospital in
“I don’t feel the need of that at this stage as my daughter is behaving like a normal child, posing no problems,” he said.(TimesOnline, 2008) (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/)