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.
The University now intends to write to both Guinness and Limca Book of Records requesting the entry of this feat.
Chanchal has been practicing headstands since 2012, when he joined 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.