Vikas Kumar "Vicky" Uppal (b. the 1st of January, 1986 - d. the 30th of June, 2007) was a Indian who was said to be unofficially 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) tall (according to Guinness) and tallest person of India.
On January 12, 2004 The Tribune reported him to be 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing, being in his late teens. Close to adulthood, however, on the 10th of June, 2005 rediff.com reported him to be 8 ft 10 in (2.70m) tall.
Vikas was from the Rohtak district in Haryana. He was photographed for The Hindu magazine on the 25th of September, 2006 at a rally held by the Indian National Lok Dal. He was reported to be 8 ft 9 in tall there. He could have been considered the world's tallest living man, but the Guinness Book of Records has strict verification criteria and did not measure him. He was said to have hands 13 inches (1 foot 1 in) long and feet 19 inches (1 foot 7 in) long. On June 30, 2007 he was in a brain tumor operation in Delhi. However, sadly it failed due to surgical complications, then he died aged approximatley 21.