Its official, Saugat Bista is the youngest film director in the world

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.

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7 records in 7 wonders – Rohit's next feat

The 4-times record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records, Rohit Timilsina, is planning for his next world record.

The new record will be the 7 records in 7 wonders.

In our recent conversation with Rohit, he told that he is preparing for his next record with hard labor and dedication. In the process, he will also be promoting Nepali songs and dances all over the world. It is expected that his upcoming records in those seven wonders will be culture related music and dances.

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32 hours on Mt Everest and meditation for world peace

A 30-year-old Nepali guru, Bhakta Kumar Rai, has spent 32 hours on top of the Mount Everest. He reached the top at 5:30 am on May 20 and stayed there till 1 pm the next day. In that time he mediated for the world peace for 27 hours.

Rai has broken the previous record of Babu Chhiri Sherpa who had made the world record by staying on the summit for 21 hours and 30 minutes in 1999. The freezing cold on the top can cause severe frostbite and swelling in the brain, that can even cause death to the less enduring climbers. It was told that in that 32 hours Rai had used oxygen only for 11 hours.

Bhakta Kumar Rai is told to have achieved ‘Supreme Master Godangel’ wh
en he was 18 years old. His followers in countries like Nepal, India, Hong Kong, Britain and Malaysia regard him as a messenger of God to earth to spread peace and eradicate poverty.

The news update of the Heavenly Path website says:

Heavenly Path would like to informed you all that Supreme Master Godangel has been arrived at Base Camp in 6 hrs 20 minutes leaving behind all the Sherpas after 32 hrs of Prayer, Meditation and Request for the World at the Top of the World…

Apa Sherpa's 21st Mt. Everest ascent breaks his own record

Apa Sherpa has yet again broken his own record of climbing the Mt. Everst for the 21st time. He has been breaking his own records that he made in 1999, every year (except in 2001) for the last ten years.

Apa reached  the top of the world at 9:15 in the morning of May 11, 2011. The 51 year-old Sherpa was one of the team of four Nepali, a Swiss national, and and an American national in the climbing.

The historical data of his Mt. Everest climbing started in 1990 and he has been climbing the peak almost every years, with twice in 1992 and pauses in 1996, 1977, 1998 and 2001. Although, he announced retirement after his 12th summit in 2002, he couldn’t help himself and was on the top next year. The dates of his climbs are:

  1. May 10, 1990
  2. May 8, 1991
  3. May 12, 1992
  4. October 7, 1992
  5. May 10, 1993
  6. October 10, 1994
  7. May 15, 1995
  8. October 26, 1999
  9. May 20, 1998
  10. May 26, 1999 (Start of World Record feat … and continues breaking his own recrods)
  11. May 24, 2000
  12. May 16, 2002
  13. May 26, 2003
  14. May 17, 2004
  15. May 31, 2005
  16. May 19, 2006
  17. May 16, 2007
  18. May 22, 2008
  19. May 21, 2009
  20. May 21, 2010
  21. May 11, 2011

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Thaneshwar Guragain – yet another Guinness World Record

Thaneshwar Guragain has set a new Guinness World Record by spinning the Guinness book on his finger for 30 minutes in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 25, 2011.

In October last year, he claimed to have beaten the Guinness World Records by making the largest number of Basketball bounces in a minute (Basketball bouncing video posted at the end).

The 21 year-old bachelor-level student, said that he accomplished the feat by bouncing the ball 446 times in a single minute. The previous record was held by Kiran Harpal from the Netherlands who had bounced the ball 384 times in one minute to be entered in the Guinness book.

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It's official, Khagendra is the shortest person in the world

A team from the Guinness World Records (GWR) has completed the final measurements of height and weight of Khagendra Thapa Magar at Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Three different measurements, done at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Tuesday were used to get the final average values of height and weight of Khagendra. The final result of the measurement were 67.08 centimeters in height and 5.5 kilogram in weight. Khagendra replaces Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia, a 70 centimeters tall previous record holder.

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Will Atithi KC dethrone Cleopatra Stratan as the youngest singer in the world?

UPDATE: According to Amazon, the original Release Date of Cleopatra’s album was: August 20, 2006. That makes, Cleopatra’s age at that time was 3 years, 10 months, and 14 days. My email, asking the exact date of birth of Atithi is still unanswered. But,  if the age of Atithi is 3 years and 8 months, as told, she would surely be the youngest singer in the world.

Congratulation Atithi Gautam KC!

Atithi KC, who released a solo album of nine songs, at the age of 3 years and 8 months, has a potential to be the World’s youngest singer.

Current record holder Cleopatra Stratan had also released an album in 2006 at the age of 3. As, it is not clear on the date of the album release we can’t say if Atithi has beaten her or not.

Cleopatra Stratan

Cleopatra Stratan is considered the youngest person ever to score commercial success as a singer, with her 2006 album La vârsta de trei ani (“At the age of 3”). Born in October 6, 2002, she was also 3 years when she released her album.

She holds the record for being the youngest artist that performed live for two hours in front of a large audience, the highest paid young artist, the youngest artist to receive an MTV award and the youngest artist to score a #1 hit in a country (“Ghita” in Romanian Singles Chart).

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World’s Smallest Person: Khagendra finally gets recognized

Guinness World Records has finally verified Khagendra Thapa Magar, Nepal’s shortest man, as the shortest man in the world after verifying his height and weight last night. Thapa Magar was awarded a certificate and a medal in Rome on Feb 26, 2010.

The Guinness verification team found that Khagendra is 56 cm tall and weighs just five kg. Khagendra is given a temporary registration now and he will be officially registered as the shortest man of the world in Guinness World Records after six months when he turns 18.

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Appa Sherpa set new Mt. Everest record of 19 accents

Well done Appa! Congratulation on your new record on the top of the world for the 19th time.

Appa Sherpa reached the top of Mt. Everest on May 21, 2009 at 8 am for the 19th time to break his own record of 18 ascents, last year. Appa was leading Eco Everest Expedition 2009.

It was not an easy expedition as this climbing season saw one of the worst weather conditions. The expedition was struck by tragedy on May 7 when Lhakpa Nuru, a high altitude climber, died in an avalanche and two of the team members gave up summit hopes and returned to Kathmandu.

After the failed first attempt in 1988 Appa climbed the peak for the first time in 1990. That is, 19 accents in 20 years.

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