Ashik Kerib is a 1988 film by the Soviet-Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov based on the short story of the same name by Mikhail Lermontov. It was Parajanov’s last completed film and was dedicated to his close friend Andrei Tarkovsky, who had died two years previously. The film also features a detailed portrayal of Azerbaijani culture. Parajanov’s previous three major films were colourful illustrations of Ukrainian, Armenian and Georgian culture. Ashik Kerib, similarly explores traditional Azerbaijani clothes, music, dance, art and customs.

The story is an utterly simple one. Kerib, a poor but good-hearted ashik (minstrel) living in the city of Tiflis, is in love with Magul-Megeri, the beautiful daughter of a local rich man. The feeling is mutual, but Magul-Megeri’s father would prefer her to marry Kurshudbek, a rather rude but wealthier man who has long has his eye on her. Ashik Kerib makes a deal with her father: he will travel the world and earn enough wealth to be worthy of Magul-Megeri’s hand. If he fails to return or returns with not enough in a thousand days and nights, she will have to marry Kurshudbek.

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In a case of what is clearly the most horrible, odontophobia-inducing thing I’ve seen all day, Indian teenager Ashik Gavai has a record-breaking two hundred and thirty two teeth pulled from a benign tumour in his jaw bone.

Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw. The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem.

Ashik’s malaise was diagnosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It’s a sort of benign tumor. “At first, we couldn’t cut it out so we had to use the basic chisel and hammer to take it out. Once we opened it, little pearl-like teeth started coming out, one-by-one. Initially, we were collecting them, they were really like small white pearls. But then we started to get tired. We counted 232 teeth.”

According to medical literature available on the condition, it is known to affect the upper jaw and a maximum of 37 teeth have been extracted from a tumor in the past. But in Ashik’s case, the tumor was found deep in the lower jaw and it had hundreds of teeth. More -

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(약혐주의)17살 소년의 볼을 갈랐더니 의사는 경악했다.

저 많은걸 다 뺏다니..아 얼마나 아팠을까 30년 경력의 의사도 경악 ㄷㄷ  1년 반 정도부터, 인도의 마하라슈트라 주(Maharashtra)에 사는 17살 아쉬크(Ashik)는 계속해서 치통에 시달렸습니다. 부은 턱을 보면 필시 문제가 있을 터인데, 지역 병원의 의사들은 대체 뭐가 원인인지 알 길이 없었습니다. 충치도 아니었고, 사랑니도 아닌 듯했거든요. 이후 아쉬크는 뭄바이(Mumbai)의 병원에서 그 정확한 원인을 알아냈습니다. 사실을 알게 된 사람들은 경악을 금치 못했습니다.   고통의 원인은 바로 입 전체에서 자라나고 232개의 이였습니다. 아쉬크의 입안에는 이의 모양으로 계속해서 퍼져가는 종양이 있었던 것입니다. 물론 그를 담당한 베테랑 의사인 수난다 디웨어(Sunanda Dhiware)도, 이런 경우는 30년 만에 처음이라고 밝혔습니다. 6시간의 대수술 끝에 232개의 이는 모두 발치 되었습니다.출처