Pune, October 11, 2019: Pune-based singer, Manjushree Oak made an official attempt on Thursday, to create a Guinness World Record by singing songs in 122 different Indian languages in a single concert that went on for 13 hours nonstop.
Held at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud, the unique show was organized by Shri Yashlaxmi Arrts and was supported by TRTI Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune, Heritage- The Art Legacy, Census Office, Mumbai.
The songs were performed by Oak in a duration of 13 hours, which included 4 sessions of 3 hours each with a break of 15 minutes in every 2 sessions. Each song was performed at a duration of 4-5 minutes with live music played by the accompanying musicians. The earlier Guinness World Record was of songs sung in 76 languages in a single concert.
Several music experts and linguists were present at the event to attest the use of pronunciation of the words and regional dialects of the various languages in which the songs were sung. The evidence and documentation will be sent to Guinness for verification after which the Guinness will decide on the record title.