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This village in UP is famous for an inexplicable genetic phenomena—twins born to scores of families. Is it the chromosomes, the water, the air...even experts are clueless.
As girls in 2003, Farhat and Nighat Jehan were pranksters
Farhat and Nighat Jehan are the best of friends still
Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari
Inseparables Mohammed Rehan and Mohammed Hassan now, “We were Rambos then,” says Rehan.
Mohammed Rehan and Mohammed Hassan in 2003.
Ibran and Farhan were boys 16 years ago.
The sociable Ibran with his dutiful twin Farhan now, before the same tree, now dead and fallen. “They’re two bodies with one soul,” says their mother.
Mohammed and Mohammed Tazim were babes in arms back then
2019 finds them in high school
Twins Abu Sayyad and Mariam, with their father, were spitting images of each other when small
The duo now, 16 years later