New Delhi, June 13: In an attempt to register his name in the Limca Book of Records, classical singer Gajanan Shamrao Sutar, performed for straight 15 hours on June 10. City-based singer Gajanan Sutar’s classical singing performance which started at 3:30 am on June 10 continued for over 15 hours. The musical performance took place at the SNBP International School and was organised in collaboration with the Swargandhar Sangeet Vidyalaya and the Maya Foundation.Also Read - Real-Life Rapunzel: Meet Akanksha Yadav, Woman With India's Longest Hair That Measures Over 9 Feet | Watch
Incidentally, Gajanan Sutar is also the founder of Swargandhar Sangeet Vidyalaya. The extraordinary long event was held in the august presence of Limca Book of Records officials. Captain Shailesh Charbe from the Gliding Center at Hadapsar, flight lieutenant Shreyas Gaikwad amongst others were also present as witnesses to the event. Gajanan Sutar performed to knock off the previous record set by Gujarat’s Bhupendra Kumar who performed for 14 long hours at a stretch. Also Read - Heaviest Jackfruit: Kollam Man Applies for Guinness World Records After Finding 51.4 kg Jackfruit Growing in His Backyard
Praising Gajanan Sutar’s singing prowess, Kalyani Shelake from Swargandhar Sangeet Vidyalaya said that it wasn’t too difficult for Gajanan Sir as he practiced daily early in the morning. He presented 16 to 17 ragas as part of the event. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Boy Makes It into the Limca Book of Records for Walking on Hands
The second book after the Guinness Book of World Records, the Limca Book of Records, is an annual reference book published in India documenting human and natural world records. Speaking of such records, last year, Varun Arya the sole Yoga teacher of Hansraj College of University of Delhi made record and entered into the Limca Book of Records by performing 535 Surya Namaskars in one hour without any break. Similarly, a classical dancer Shruti Gupta performed Kathak at 18,000 feet above sea level in the year 2016 to register her name in the Limca Book of Records.
Interestingly, Shruti, beat her own record which she held in 2015. She had entered the Limca Book of Records for dancing at an altitude of 17,198 feet earlier.