New Delhi: This man from the national capital might just be a normal computer operator at JNU’s School of Environmental Sciences (SES) for many, but very few people are aware that he holds nine Guinness World Records to his credit, out of which eight are obtained for typing and one in sports. Vinod Kumar Chaudhary, 41, said that athlete Milkha Singh has been his inspiration since childhood. Speaking to the media, Chaudhary said that even though his dream of becoming an athlete could not be fulfilled, the speed he wanted to achieve as an athlete has now been achieved in typing. He set his latest record during the lockdown last year that was imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Also Read - 190-Year-Old Jonathan Becomes World's Oldest Tortoise Ever, Earns Guinness World Records Title
From a record for fastest typing with his nose in 2014 to fastest typing blindfolded and fastest typing with a mouth stick, the records made by Chaudhary adore the walls of a computer centre which he runs at home for poor and disabled children. Also Read - 112-Year-Old Great-Grandfather From Spain Certified As World's Oldest Living Man by Guinness World Records | Watch
“I was always fascinated by speed. As a child, I was very enthusiastic about sports but as I grew up I could not pursue sports due to some health issues. I, then, developed a similar passion for speed on computer. I made my first record in 2014 when I typed 103 characters in 46.30 seconds with my nose. This is the shortest time taken so far to do this kind of typing,” said Chaudhary. Also Read - Man Grows 839 Cherry Tomatoes from a Single Stem, Makes World Record
“Once, I got my certificate for the record, it gave me a different kind of motivation and I started practising for more such records. I spent the next one-year practising and in 2016 I made two records,” he said.
His second record was for fastest typing of all alphabets blindfolded in 6.71 seconds in 2016 followed by a record for fastest typing in 6.09 seconds.
Chaudhary, who has a master’s degree in Sociology, in 2017 made a record of typing all alphabets within 18.65 seconds holding a stick in his mouth. He broke his own record in 2018 by achieving the same feat in 17.69 seconds and then in 2019 in 17.01 seconds.
In 2019, Chaudhary made another entry in the Guinness book for fastest typing with one finger where he punched all alphabets in 29.53 seconds. “My aim is to make over 19 entries in the Guinness book, a record held by veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. I keep looking for new ideas and practising for them,” he added.
The Nangloi resident says he wants to want to run a full-fledged computer institute that does not have any infrastructure limitations and can provide free training to the needy. “Right now I run it at home. I have few computers where students can practice but I have my own limitations financially. I plan to expand the centre someday,” he said.
Chaudhary said his latest record was not for typing as he wanted to try something new. “My last record is for maximum touching of hand by a tennis ball within one minute. I could do it 205 times. This is the first such record in the Guinness book. When I proposed, they gave me a target of 180,” he added.
(With Agency inputs)