UPDATE – The Minister of Communication has handed over the World Record certificate to Saugat Bista in a program held in Kathmandu. In addition to the handing of certificate, Saugat’s mother’s birthday was also celebrated in the program. In the following photo Saugat is posing with the certificate in his hand.
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Congratulation 8-years-old director, Saugat Bista, you have made it (7 years at the time of release of the film)! The ‘Love you Baba’ director Saugat Bista is awarded the Gunnies World Record of being the youngest film director in the world. In the certificate, it is clearly written that Saugat is "The youngest director of a professionally made feature length film."
Although he was told to be 8-years old in the marketing materials of his film, it turns out that he was a few days shy of being 8-years old at the time of the release of his film. Saugat Bista was born on January 6, 2007 and was 7 years and 340 days when his film ‘Love You Baba’ was released in cinemas on December 12, 2014.
Congratulation to Saugat Bista and his father Gajit Bista for the rare feat. Gajit Bista is a well known actor and choreographer in Nepali film industry.