Patriarch Ram Raj, 52, 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.
He said: ‘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?’
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.
Ram Raj once had a family of 21 people, 18 of whom were dwarfs.
Out of his seven sisters and four brothers, eight of his siblings suffered the same condition.
Ram Raj says that even though people laugh at them, and the condition makes it difficult to travel, get married and lead a regular life, the family believes God has given them this condition because they are special.