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The World’s Longest Cooking Marathon achieved in India

By - April 26, 2017
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Photo: Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

It was at exactly 5.30pm on April 23rd that Indian chef Vishnu Manohar, held on to his ladle and a spoon, and raised both his hands to the air to mark an incredible record-breaking challenge for cooking non-stop for 53 hours.

Manohar is a well-known celebrity chef in his hometown of Nagpur in India and regularly puts in long hours filming for tv or in the kitchen cooking for others. But this was a rather alternative challenge he set himself… and successfully achieved!

Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

He started the cooking marathon on Friday, April 21 at 8am. And all the way until his final mouth-watering dish was cooked and delivered to the jury for the official recording of the final time, he had accomplished his mammoth goal. His family and friends all cheered and in the traditional Indian custom, placed a huge garland around his neck.


“I had no doubt about my husband achieving this record,”
Manohar’s wife told the Media.

“The only time I was a bit nervous was Friday night thinking he still has two entire days and one whole night to go!”
she also added.


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But Manohar had his mind on the world record status and he carried on despite the tiredness creeping in, with a huge crowd of supporters cheering him on at the venue.

Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

To maintain his focus, and as you will see in the above video… the Indian Chef sang to the audience alongside a female voice also accompanying him to keep him from falling asleep.‘The Singing Chef’ is what he is being called, and now the ‘record-breaking singing chef’ to be precise.

The Chef carried on his singing, and his cooking and a whole lot more. When asked how he felt during the marathon cooking-fest, he said:

“I still have energy to go on for 10 more hours,”

He dedicated the stunt to the Indian Goddess Annapurna and also to the local farmers of Vidarbha in India. Though he had completed 52 hours at 1.30pm and had already beaten the previous world record of 51 hours, he decided to continue for another hour to cover for some short breaks he had taken every 8 to 10 hours and also to ensure that the bar was raised a little bit further for any other chefs around the world who may be tempted to take away his brand new record title.

Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

Sandeep Kumar / Newsivity

Chef Vishnu Manohar… you are a legend, and I must also add: that’s quite the singing voice you got there!!!

Special Thanks: Sandeep Kumar (Newsivity India)
Video: @vinsharma

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