Man with rare skin condition known as Elephant man being worshiped as godBy Mason White 4:28 PM December 28, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man is being worshiped as god for having severe facial deformities.
42-year-old Kanai Das, suffers from a rare disease that has left him with characteristics similar to elephants and was therefore, dubbed the elephant man.
Das, who lives in Baruipur, India, is considered by some to be the god in mortal form.
Das is unable to work due to his deformities and is forced to beg people on the streets for change in order to survive.
When people see Das, they tell him that they believe he is the reincarnation of the Hindu god Ganesh.
However, despite being worshiped by many people, Das wants medical help to change his disfigurements as it is very hard for him to do simple things such as eating or talking.
Das is desperately seeking a doctor who can help him despite his lack of funds. Das suffers from a rare condition called neurofibromatosis, which caused his right side of his face to sag past his chest.
His condition is so severe that he lost his right eye sight as the sagging flesh spilled over his eye.