BHUBANESHWAR: Kehsab Swain from Odisha found a place in the 'Limca Book of Records' after he broke 250 green coconuts in just 8.56 minutes. Keshab achieved the milestone yesterday.
Keshab had earlier broken 184 green coconuts (poida) in 6 minutes 40 seconds in 2010. This time, he went a step further and achieved a rare milestone, bring glory to Odisha.
The green coconut-breaking event was organised at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar yesterday. Sports & Youth Affairs Minister, Badri Narayan Patra, Tourism & Culture Minister Prafulla Samal, former Minister Suresh Routray and Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahoo were present at the occasion.
Keshab used his head, elbow and knee to break the coconuts, getting full cheer and appreciation from the crowd present there. Limca Book of Record official VBR Murty was present to certify Keshab's feat.
The 38-year-old Keshab Swain hails from Dharakot in Ganjam district. He had won the Biju Patnaik Bravery Award for 2009 after saving pilgrims from a burning bus in 2008.