IT professional's unique fete to enter Guinness Book

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Chennai, Oct 19 (UNI) Eyeing a place in the Guinness Book of World records, a 26-year-old Information Technology (IT) professional has started painting a huge portrait of 'Mother Teresa' by holding the brush in his mouth, at the VGP Trade Centre here from today.

Talking to UNI, Mr R Rajendran, hailing from Puducherry, said it would take minimum of 11 days for him to complete the painting. He had chosen to paint Mother Teresa for the record attempt as she was a public personality.

He was painting the 'Saint of the Masses' on a 20 ft X 30 ft canvas, using acrylic colours.

Mr Rajendran, who had begun painting with his mouth in 1999, said three judges-- an advocate, a doctor and a professor--would ink the witness certificate.

He said according to the specification, ''my painting should consist of different sections and all parts must be securely joined to form the finished picture. Upon completion, the painting must be available for public inspection for a while.'' The young painter had earlier entered the Limca Book of Records by painting a 10 ft X 7 ft picture of former President A P J Abdul Kalam. Besides, the philanthropist had also painted various pictures in this way for raising funds for the December 2004 tsunami victims.

UNI

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