Having already made his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for dancing non-stop for seven days, he is now planning to break his own record by dancing for 15 days at a stretch.
Unfettered by the heavy downpour and the cold breeze, 43-year-old KR Chandrakumar Nayak began dancing in front of the Palace gate and people were watching with apt interest his attempts at breaking the records.
For every eight hours he will be taking a break of 15 minutes, and will be dancing for more than 348 hours in this 15 days. He began his dancing marathon on July 3 at 8 pm and plans to conclude on July 17.
Interesting part of Chandrakumar is he does Bharathanatya in thumb finger. He will be performing various dance forms during his 15 day sojourn which not only include Bharathanatyam but also Kathakalli, Kuchipudi and even disco along with other Indian classical dances.
He has already set a world record in 2003 at Kanakapura and 2005 in Bangalore for dancing continuously for seven days. Being a native of Kanakapura, he learnt dance at the age of ten. He says: “My inspiration is great master of Indian Classic Guru Gopinath, who had set record dancing for 24 hours.”
A temporary platform has been setup in front of Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple in front of Place for his venture. A non-stop video recording of his achievement will be done which will be sent to the Guniness for verification.
Employed in the Forest Department as second division clerk in Ramanagar, his zest for practicing arts is high. He is a devout fan of actor late Dr.Rajkumar and dreams of making a big name in the art field.
His wife Nagaratha expressed happiness over her husband's new venture. “He barely sleeps for 3-4 hours in the day and spends the spare time practicing dance. This will be his life time achievement award. Mysore being a cultural capital he has chosen this place to set the new record,” she added. The couple are blessed with two children Abhishek Nayak and Anusha.