Mritunjay Sharma, 19-year-old B.Com student of Shri Ram College of Commerce holds the Guinness World Record for the longest marathon playing keyboard/piano that lasted 127 hours eight minutes and 38 seconds.
The teen had in October beaten the record set by Polish pianist Romuald Koperski for 103 hours. The video-recording of the performance has been certified by the Guinness World Records recently. Mritunjay was not allowed to repeat the tunes once played at least for the next 24 hours and he was allowed a five minute break after completion of every hour.
The marathon pianist, who likes to play Indian classical tunes, folk tunes and contemporary tunes from film scores, was mentored by Sudhanshu Bahuguna, who has mentored musicians including Kailash Kher.
The current record is held by a Hungarian pianist, who played 765 notes in a minute. Mritunjay is also planning to increase his repertoire by training in playing western classical tunes.