Sunil Waghmare, city singer who has created world record by singing continuously for 93.25 hours in the year 2011. He is now just 17 days way from breaking the world record singing for 133 days daily, 2 hours.
Today is his 117 days, which will be completed at 3pm. Waghmare has set for himself target to sing for 150 days, daily 2 hours. Waghmare has completed 116 days. His studio Sunil Kumar Karaoke Classes, situated in the narrow lane, near Bharat Mahila School, Sangh Building.
The small 10 by 15 square feet room converted into a studio, has small sitting arrangement of 5 to 6 people, following the SOP of Covid 19.
People from all strata of society his fans are visiting after taking appointment to cheer the talented city artist.
While Talking to The Live Nagpur, Waghmare said, “It just determination to do something, the idea came while searching on net and thus planed to do it.”
He has dedicated his singing marathon to the legendary Indian playback singer Mohammed Rafi. “Rafi Sahab is not only my role model but every thing for me,” Waghmare said.
He started singing at the age of 14 years. Waghmare has completed basic 3 classes in Music. “My guru Bhaskarrao Moroney thought me completely and I never looked back,” Waghmare proudly said. His playlist includes most songs of Rafi including 25 other singers too. Popular hits of Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Kishore Kumar and others 900 songs are included in his list.
His body language says that even after singing for 117 days, he is energetic enough to go on for even 200 days. “I am ready to sing even for 200 days, if any one dare to break my record,” He says.
When asked who you keep yourself fit for the task? He replied, I dedicate half an hour daily for yoga, and then Riyaj (singing practice). Never eat tamaric. Apart from singing daily for two hours, his work continues till 10pm in the night, making track ready for the next day.
How you feel nearing your record, He replied, “I am very much restless, and wish it is the next day only.” Waghmare also disclosed to make the 34 day a big event. “I am expecting Dr Pinak Dande, M A Kadar, Playback singer, Surmani Prabhakar Dhakde, Girish Gandhi, Raje Mudhoji Bhosle and other dignitaries and fans,” Waghmare said.
How you are running the show? He replied , “Thanks to few open hearted people of city, I have to manage the show myself. The Government must be kind an sponsored such events, to encourage city talent. Even big programme’s like Khasdar Sanskrutik Mohatsav, should promote local artist,” Waghmare said.
To him who is determined it remains only to act, Waghmare’s karaoke Singing Marathon on Social media will surely add another feather in the city’s cap, is the common message and wishes to him from his fans.