Kehsab Swain in action at Janata Maidan on Wednesday
Keshab Swain in action at Janata Maidan on Wednesday
Bhubaneswar: 40 year-old Kehsab Swain who hails from Baharpur village of Dharakote block of Ganjam District, cracked open 85 green coconuts by his elbow in just one minute to claim a place in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’. Keshab achieved the milestone in the green coconut-breaking event organised at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

Keshab used his head, elbow and knee to break the coconuts that attracted a large number of spectators who came to watch him perform.

“It’s a wonderful achievement by Keshab Swain, whi is the fastest coconut breaker in the world. This is also first-of-its kind record in Guinness,” said Nitin Shukla, a Guinness World Record official from Pune. Swain was handed over the Guinness World Record certificate at the venue itself.

Keshab Swain with the Guinness World Record certificate
Keshab Swain with the Guinness World Record certificate
Swain breaks green coconuts, with their husk intact, by striking on the fruits with his palms, elbows, head and knee. He started doing this rare act in 2007 by breaking 144 coconuts in seven minutes and 16 seconds and set his first Limca Record. Till now his name has been figured five times in Limca Book of Records in Green coconut breaking.

Swain who earns his livelihood by training youngsters in martial arts, claimed that he can break three such records in a year provided he gets some monetary help.

“I have to spend a lot of money on preparation. But since I do not have any permanent source of income it is getting very difficult to continue the act,” the Record holder said.