Meet Latif Khatana - the man with no face!

Mohammad Latif Khatana, 32, from Kashmir, India, cannot see or work due to the severe creases on his face.

Strangers spit on the road as he walks, disgusted by his features.

He is now over the moon that his wife is seven months pregnant, but worried his son or daughter will look like him. He said: "I cannot wait to be a father and have some happiness in my life. But I worry every day and pray my child is not born like me."

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Latif, who lives high in the mountains with his 25-year-old wife Salima, in Tuli Bana, in Jammu and Kashmir, travels to Srinagar for four months of the year to beg and find money.

He was born with a small lump on his face but it has continued to grow and form huge flaps across his face, making it impossible for him to see.

However, four years ago Latif finally met the love of his life. His parents tried hard to find him a wife but no girl would come forward, until Latif heard about Salima.

"My wife has only one foot, and so for many years she struggled to meet a husband. As soon as we met we knew we were right for one another," he remembers. "We were both medically incomplete, we were a good match."

They married in a traditional Muslim summer ceremony with 400 guests, in August 2008, and have been very happy ever since.

He added: "I feel very blessed to have met Salima, she is good for me.