Breaking a record with harmonica

Web designer plays harmonica for 24 hours

Breaking a record with harmonica

The 30-year-old began playing at 11:40 am on Saturday and broke the record held by Boney B of Switzerland at 2 pm on Sunday. The record, however, is yet to be certified.


Sethiya, who has been playing the harmonica for 18 years, said that his love for art inspired him to break the record. The feat, he said, was being performed according to the rules and regulations of the Guinness World Records. He was allowed to take a 15-minute break for every four hours of non-stop playing and played film songs from 10 different languages.

Sethiya was on a liquid diet from Saturday morning until he stopped late on Sunday. His preparation included Yoga and three hours of playing non-stop in the morning and evening for several months in the lead up to the record bid. “I practiced Pranayama daily. It will be risky if the techniques of Yoga are not incorporated,” Sethiya said. The bid has been videographed and will be sent to the Guinness World Records for verification.

“This attempt is to simply promote the idea of art. Everybody has an art in their body and soul, but are not always in a position to express it,” Sethiya said. He credited his uncle for the accomplishment and said that had his uncle not presented him with a harmonica two months ago, he would not have attempted the feat. Sethiya dedicated the achievement to his father who passed away seven years ago.

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