New Delhi: 10 year old Mohammed Abrar, from Pakistan weighs approx 200 Kg made him the world’s fattest child of his age. However, he has to undergo a surgery in order to save his life.
When he took birth, he was approx 3 kg. His parents were stunned when he began gaining weight rapidly - and tipped the scales at 20 kg when he was just six months old.
His doctors say he is the fattest boy in the world - weighing even more than Indonesian Arya Permana, who hit headlines when he was revealed to weigh 185 kg three years ago.
His parents, who have two other healthy children, say they had never heard of obesity. As a child, he was always hungry and would drink five times more milk as his elder siblings - downing two litres at every feed.
He was so heavy that Abrar’s mother Zareena could not change his diapers alone and had to get a specially-made bed to take his weight.
Zareena said, “He weighed 3 kg at birth but his weight never stopped growing. He used to drink two liters of milk when he was only two years old. It was like his stomach never filled up. He always cried for more food.”
With his massive frame, even basic activities like walking and sitting are very difficult task for Abrar. Despite having three siblings, an older brother and a sister and one younger sister, Mohammed cannot play with them. He has never been to school as he cannot take more than three steps at a time.
However, his parents are hopeful that Abrar would be back to a normal weight after the country's best-known bariatric surgeon, Dr Maaz ul Hassan, has agreed to perform a life-saving surgery on him. Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures, including gastric band surgery, on people who have obesity.