Nagpur: After a marathon singing feat, it’s time for Rajesh Burbure to go into silence. “He has been advised not to talk,” his elated and proud wife Varsha told DNA on on July 26. Burbure, sang his way to create a new world record for singing non-stop for 80 long but memorable hours.
The Burbures have now applied for a Guinness Book of World Record having sent the recording tapes and other requisite evidence.
He began singing on Thursday, and stopped on Sunday afternoon. “He wanted to make Nagpur proud,” Varsha, also a singer, said at his north-Nagpur home, where phone has not stopped ringing.
Over four days, an ardent Rafi fan, Burbure, 35, sang close to 100 Hindi songs — of Rafi, Kishor Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh — to erase the name of South Korea’s Kim Su Jok to create a new world record and achieve his dream. He overtook Kim’s record of 76 hours and seven minutes.