Twenty stone schoolboy,10, becomes the youngest person ever to have a gastric band operation.
A 20 stone 10-year-old has become the youngest boy ever to have a gastric band operation.
Schoolboy Ksithijj Jindger was so overweight that his parents took the drastic step of paying for weight loss surgery.
The youngster was already eight stone by the age of three - and despite his parents' best efforts to make his portions smaller he continued to balloon in size.
Ksithijj, from a wealthy suburb of Chennai, India, had been spoilt with rich, fattening meals since he was a little boy and could not stop growing.
Doctors have never carried out the dangerous surgery on anyone so young before, but surprisingly it was a success, and a year later Ksithijj has shed an amazing nine stone, making him 11stone at 11.
'We're so pleased,' said his mother. 'He used to be so overweight, we worried he might die before he saw his 11th birthday.'
Ksithijj's mother had been serving up calorie-rich curries and bread which caused Ksithijj weight to soar to a shocking fourteen stone by the time he was five.
'We did not understand we were doing the wrong thing,' she said.
'Obesity never used to be such a big problem here. He loved eating and I wanted to spoilt him, but his weight got out of hand.'