News by Meenakshi Chauhan Sharma
INDIA ( Punjab) If you wanted to snap a selfie with possibly the world’s tallest traffic cop, you might be best to bring a ladder, because Jagdeep Singh is a whopping 7 feet 6 inches tall. So it would pay not to breach any laws in Punjab, where he works with the local police.
In fact, Singh is so big that he has to have his uniform especially made by a personal tailor, and import his size 19 shoes from abroad. The towering constable is a local celebrity with much-shorter locals who stop him for selfies while he is on duty. he also face difficulties in his everyday life.His height proved no hurdle for his wife, Sukhbir Kaur, however, who is not exactly short herself, reaching a more modest 5ft 11in. She said she felt ‘proud’ being married to the tallest cop
‘wherever I go with him we get a celebrity-like respect.’People come and take photos with us, it’s great. I don’t think there’s anyone that’s taller than him in India or the entire world.’Even as a child Jagdeep towered over his classmates, and his mother, Gurshinder Kaur remembers other children laughing at his colossal height.She said: ‘Jagdeep was born different. From his childhood,
we could see his height was different from normal children. People made fun of his height but he never argued.’ He added: ‘I never felt uncomfortable due to my height. This is a gift from God and I am enjoying it. I won’t be ashamed of my height.’