Odisha youth finds place in Universal Book of Records

Berhampur: Manoj Kumar Maharana from Polasara in Ganjam district has added another feather in his cap. He got his name registered in the Universal Book of Records by uttering square of the numbers from 1 to 200 in 203 seconds. This apart, he has been featured in the Asia Book of Records for calculating square of the numbers from 1 to 100 in 68 seconds.

With an aim to achieve the feat Manoj did the quick calculations at a private educational institution in Anantanagar of Berhampur on August 16 this year and had sent the video recording of his utterances to Universal Book of Records and Asia Book of Records.

The two institutions on December 8 provided certificates to Manoj for achieving the record.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today congratulated Manoj for his achievements.


After passing out his post graduation in Mathematics from Berhampur University, Manoj is preparing for competitive exams. In 2017, he got his name registered in Guinness Book of Records for holding 459 straws in his mouth. He also set a world record for rotating a tooth picker 360 degree for 36 times in his mouth.

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