The Zalte family lives in Mumbai, India. In 2016, Shetal gave birth to conjoined twins.
The fact that they were conjoined twins was revealed during the fifth month of pregnancy. At the time, doctors were uncertain if it would be possible to separate the children.
However, Chetal and Sagar Zalte decided that their children should come into the world and prepared for a potential surgical operation. The children, Prince and Love, were born healthy but joined together.
After their birth, the babies were thoroughly examined, and the doctors declared that separation would be possible, but the babies would have to reach the age of one.
The preparation for the operation took two months.
In December 2017, a team of 30 specialists worked for twelve hours to fulfill the parents’ sacred dream and give the children a new life.
In the early morning, Dr. Shakuntala Prabhu delivered the long-awaited good news to Chetal and Sagar: “We succeeded, it’s all over!”
The separated children had much to learn. Under the supervision of specialists, they first learned to crawl, then to stand, and finally, at the age of two, to walk.
During this time, Prince and Love were constantly monitored by doctors who cared for them deeply.
On the day of their first anniversary of separation, the doctors visited them and celebrated this significant milestone together with the children and their parents.
With the separation of the conjoined twins, the medical center gained fame.
It is currently the most specialized center for such cases. The children, separated in 2017, are now six years old. They are identical twins and resemble each other greatly.
They look alike, feel the same things, and have the same preferences. They are very active and do not stand out from their peers.