An Indian family have spoken of how they are laughed at on the street as nine out of 11 relatives are dwarfs.
Chauhan family suffer from the genetic condition, Achondroplasia
A Chauhan family from Hyderabad, Telangana, in India, who are are affected by the genetic condition, Achondroplasia, which causes short limbed dwarfism, have spoken of how they are laughed at on the street as nine out of 11 relatives are dwarfs.
According to Dailymail, the family are the largest dwarf family in Hyderabad and are often taunted in the street when they are in public together.
Speaking to a correspondent, 52-year-old Patriarch Ram Raj, said: 'If we go out, people crowd around us and ask us strange questions like, 'Why are you so short?', 'Where are you from?'. Everyone teases us.'
Ram Raj works as a 'Marriage Welcomer', where he dresses up and welcomes guests to weddings, but finding employment has proved challenging for the family.
'No-one was willing to give me a job. I have faced a lot of problems because people look at me and say, 'How will you manage?. I work at my relative's grocery store when I don't have the wedding work to do,' he said.
His 27-year-old daughter Ambika wants to be an accountant but as she also suffers from this condition, she has also found it difficult to find work.
'In the future I want to become an accountant but this will only be possible if I'm able to get a job. People tell me that because I'm short, that's why I'm unable to get a job.'
The other members of the family who are of short stature, including Ram Raj's brothers and sisters, also find it very difficult to get steady work.