Twenty-two year old Mohammed Khurshid Hussain from the old city of Hyderabad, on Thursday, proved his mettle once again by breaking his own Guinness world record attempt.
The record, which he successfully attempted a few months ago by typing a 103 character-long sentence with his nose in 53 seconds, he successfully broke in 47.44 seconds.
A B.Tech graduate, Hussain is the holder of the Guinness World Record for typing the English alphabet with a space between each character in just 3.43 seconds. The feat was achieved on February 2, 2012, according to the Guinness website.
For his second record attempt, he typed the sentence ‘Guinness World Records has challenged me to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time’ with his nose in 47.44 seconds.
According to the Guinness website, the current record holder is an Indian named Neeta, who achieved the feat in 1:33 seconds at the Guinness World Records Pavilion in Global Village, Dubai, UAE, on November 16, 2008.
“I have been practicing harder and I wanted to challenge myself. This is my second attempt to break the Guinness World record. Few months ago I typed the sentence with my nose in 54 seconds, for which I am yet to receive the certificate. Due to a technical delay, I will get it later,” he said.
He managed the feat in the presence of three witnesses, Padma Shri and Dronacharya awardee SM Arif; former Mr World Mohtesham Ali; international table tennis player Naina Jaiswal and Iftekhar Shareef at the Press Club Hyderabad.
Hussain hopes that the State government would one day support people like him who have such records to their credit.