Delhi School Music Teacher Attempting World Record of Playing Sitar Non-Stop for 30 Hours

Raj Kumar, a music teacher from Delhi Government School is attempting a world record by playing Sitar for non-stop 30 hours. The current record of playing a non-stop Sitar is also of an Indian. Radhakrishnan Manoharan from Kerala played Sitar for 29 hoursĀ and 8 minutes.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Aug 23, 2021 16:55 IST
Delhi School Music Teacher Attempting World Record of Playing Sitar Non-Stop for 30 Hours
Photo Credit: Twitter- Directorate of Education, Delhi

According to the Directorate of Education Delhi (DoE), Raj Kumar, a Sitarist and Music Teacher at a Government School in Delhi is attempting a world record of playing the sitar for continuous 30 hours. 

According to a tweet from the Directorate, Kumar is playing Sitar at MP Hall, SoSE, Sector 19, Dwarka. And he will be playing the Sitar till August 24, 2021, at 2:00 pm (IST). If he successfully finishes, his name will be registered in Guinness World Records.

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So far, the record of playing Sitar for the longest time is also behind an Indian. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest marathon playing sitar is 29 hours 8 minutes and 35 seconds. It was achieved by Radhakrishnan Manoharan from Kerala, India. Manoharan set the world record on October 07 and 08, 2017.