Haridwar’s Chanchal Suryavanshi is a student of M.Sc at the Devsanskriti Vishwavidyala. This son of a farmer may have just created a Guinness Record by performing a headstand for 134 minutes straight.
According to Dainik Jagran, Chanchal performed the feat in the presence of vice-chancellor Dr. Chinmay Pandya and another professor Dr. Gyaneshwar Mishra in the prayer hall of the university.
With his feat, Chanchal broke the 2015 record of a headstand lasting 90 minutes performed by a student of the same University, Aditya Prakash.
Aditya’s name, too, had been forwarded to the Guinness Books but the international record keeper has not yet responded.
Chanchal is a resident of Baitul in Madhya Pradesh. He says that he took to headstands to improve his memory.
He aims to become a Yoga researcher and help others gain benefit from the science.