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SURREY – Surrey Sikh priest Sarwan Singh appeared on the Regis and Kelly show in New York on Tuesday to show millions of television viewers his beard. At eight feet two and a half inches long, his is believed to be the longest beard in the world. Singh serves as high priest of Guru Nanak temple in Newton. He also teaches music at Surrey’s Akal Academy. “I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to represent the Sikh and Surrey communities,” Singh said of his guest appearance on the show. He was speaking through his translator and friend Dr. Pargat Bhurji, a Surrey pediatrician who accompanied him to New York. Bhurji is also the principal and president of Akal Academy. “This is history in the making,” Bhurji said. “Out of the 6.5 billion people in the world, he is the only one standing

Sarwan Singh shows his world-record breaking beard on ‘Regis and Kelly.’ there.” Sikhs must not cut their hair as an article of their faith and Singh, 45, has been growing his beard since he was 15 years old. He has held the Guinness

World Book record for longest beard since 2008. His brother, Balvir Singh, also has an incredibly long beard, at six feet.

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