By Haziq Qadri @haziq_qadri

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - A GIANT tumour weighing 55kg (121lbs) was removed from a 26-year-old Indian man after leaving him bed-ridden for the past three years

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The huge tumour weighed an incredible 55kg and made up more than half of Gurmeet's body weight

Gurmeet Singh, from Jalandhar, lost more than half his body weight in the surgery, which took place at Max Hospital, in south Delhi, on October 21 of this year.

Gurmeet was found to have a tumour in 2008, with the growth swelling to a huge size before its removal on October 21

According to doctors, the patient weighed only 37kg following the procedure.

Singh had a tumour in his right femur extending into the thigh of his right leg which was initially diagnosed in 2008 - but which swelled dramatically over the years.

The 26-year-old had to have his right leg amputated in order to have the tumour removed

The 26-year-old was previously married but is currently living with his parents and 8-year-old child.

The surgery removed his enormous tumour - at the cost of his right leg

Dr. Durgtosh Pandey, a senior consultant in surgical oncology at the hospital, and one of the surgeons who operated Gurmeet, said: "The size of the tumor was very unusual.

"The surgery was very difficult and challenging. But to remove it completely we had to amputate his right leg and pelvic bone.”

Success: Gurmeet came out of the surgery with a new lease of life

Gurmeet's father, S. Joginder Singh, added: “Gurmeet has been bed-ridden in the past three years because of the weight of the tumour.

"He was a student and after the tumour was diagnosed, he had to quit his studies."