The super-achievers of Telangana

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RESHMI CHAKRAVORTY
Published Mar 2, 2019, 12:10 am IST
Updated Mar 2, 2019, 12:10 am IST
Three commoners from Telangana made it to various books of records.
KA Ghouse Hyder.
 KA Ghouse Hyder.

When it comes to records and recognition, Hyderabad has been a pioneer in scouting talents from all its possible corners and recognising them. Staying true to its supporting and nurturing nature, three people from Telangana have been recently awarded certificates for their individual records.

KA Ghouse Hyder from Warangal has been awarded the record of pioneering karaoke singing for 25 years by India Book of Records. Another talent that earned recognition was Bandi David Prabhaker who received the High Range Book of Records for being the World’s Fastest Guitarist for playing 32 notes per second on the instrument. While these two records were in the field of music, the city’s Shekar Goud brought another laurel. He received the High Range Book of Records’ “High Range Inspiring Indian” for solo cycling 4,100 km Leh to Kanyakumari in 68 days.

 

Elaborating about his 25-year-old karaoke singing career, the District Agricultural Officer, Mulugu(Warangal), says, “Music is my passion. I have been singing karaoke for the past 25 years at non-commercial shows.” He has sung more than 400 movie songs in Hindi and Telugu before being crowned as the “Karaoke King” by the Director of Culture Department, Government of Telangana.

On the other hand, David Prabhaker, who is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme music teacher, got into the High Range Book of Records for playing 32 notes per second on guitar. “This is my best performance to date. Earlier, I had achieved the feat of playing 27 notes per second on guitar,” says David.

Interestingly, for Shekar Goud, coming from an economically unstable family never came in the way of his passion. “I have forever been active and ambitious and have always dreamt of a good future for me and my family. I participated in 200 km cycling, completed a solo bicycle ride of 4,100 km in 68 days from Leh to Kanyakumari, and successfully completed 49 marathons in and around India,” he shares.

That’s not all, the trailblazer is also the recipient of the Bharath Prathiba Puraskar award and is going mission is to reach Mt Elbrus, Russia in August this year.

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