Conjoined twins brave odds to become government employee in northern India
Braving all odds, these conjoined twins from northern India’s Punjab are not only leading a healthy life, they have also found employment in the state electricity department.
Sohna and Mohna Singh have two hearts, two pairs of arms, kidneys and spinal cords, but share the liver, gallbladder, spleen and one pair of legs. They are two brains in one body.
The brothers love to sing, though now they make a living working as an employee in the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).
The brothers may be conjoined twins, but the presence of two separate brains allows them to think independently. “Because we have separate brains, our thoughts and outlook differ,” the twins said during an exclusive interview with Newslions.
While Sohna sports a beard, Mohna’s keeps it trimmed.
Asked about societal acceptance, the brothers sounded upbeat. “People generally get excited after seeing us. They often say that if they (Sohna and Mohna) can do so much, why can’t we.”
The brothers revealed that they have never considered an operation to get separated. “We are happy with how we are,” Mohna said.
Asked if they would like to get married, a shy Sohna and Mohna said they aren’t thinking about marriage. “We are not old enough. We are just 19. When we have to get married, we will, God willing,” the brothers said.
Sohna and Mohna are residents of Pingalwara in Amritsar city. They secured voting rights last year.
Born on June 14, 2003, at New Delhi’s Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, the conjoined twins were abandoned by their parents. Doctors at the facility also doubted they chances of survival, however, the twins have proved them wrong.
While only Sohna draws salary from the PSPCL, their votes will be counted as two when they exercise their rights.