Akash bags place in ''Guinness Book of World Records''

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Agra, June 24 (UNI) After bagging title in ''Limca Book of Records'' at a minor age, 14-year-old Akash today claimed international fame by registering his name in ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for playing guitar for 44 hours.

Aiming high to see his name in famous world record book, Akash started strumming the strings of his guitar since Sunday morning.

Beginning the event with Itni shakti hume dena data, Sare jahan se acha, Hindostan hamara, the teenager also mesmerised people with some film songs and ghazals of veteran singer Jagjit Singh.

So far, Akash had played the instrument for 49 hours with three half-an-hour breaks and was adamantly putting efforts to further play it for 55 hours, Akash's father Mr Krishna Kumar Gupta said.

Lauding Akash's efforts, Mr Gupta said, ''One can only focus upon the hard work to be pooled in our work , however, fruits of the labour is left for the god to pay.'' ''I am happy over my sons achievement. He has not only made us proud us, but our country also,'' Mr Gupta added.

After achieving remarkable success today, the immensely talented Akash is now targeting to beat his own record of 52 hours and bring laurels to his family and the ''city of Taj.'' On June 16, 2005, Brain Ainglin Hart got fame by playing the guitar for 44 hours, however, the minor boy had already set the record in Limca book for playing the instrument for 52 hours two-year-ago.

According to event organisers, Guinness team, who had arrived here from London to monitor the junior talent, praised Akash's undeterred courage and gave best wishes for his bright future.

People of Taj city had earlier also brought fame by getting enlisted themselves in Limca and Guinness book of records.

In 1998, Dr Parth Sarthi Sharma made the record of treating 62,481 patients between July 1993 to June 1998 at an age of 26. Till date, he had examined over five lakh patients.

In 2000, Dinesh Shandilya made the record of making and playing five-feet-long flute and now, was aiming to play ten-feet-long flute.

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