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Chennai: At the age of nine L Srikkanth, the winner of the most popular singer award at Super Singer programme conducted by Tamil Satellite Channel Vijay TV, has become a household name in Tamil Nadu.

With a string of feats in a very short span of time, this multi-talented youngster once again proved his worth by claiming to have created a World Record for simultaneous exhibition of Most Talents and for singing non-stop for seven hours.

On July 14 in front of an audience of more than 10,000 people at the HVF Grounds in suburban Avadi, the third standard student from Velammal School enthralled them by simultaneously performing a vocal rendition while playing alternately on the keyboard and drums.

He also completed an aristic painting and kept the audience spellbound with a scintillating magic show — all in just under five minutes, which fetched him the Most Talents Exhibited Award from the Asia and India Book of Records.

After this, Srikkanth came up on stage for a marathon seven hour non-stop singing in front of a galaxy of personalities that included Assembly Speaker D Jayakumar, Anna University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mannar Jawahar, popular film director S A Chandrasekharan and play back singer Anita.

The singing feat, which started at 4.30pm ended around midnight, displaying his energy level at this tender age.

The previous record was held by a nine-year-old girl Jackson who had performed for five-and-a-half hours.

At a media meet here, Srikkanth, flanked by his father K Lakshmanan and mother R Vanisree, thanked the Orchestra team for the fine support and the background score headed by Inbaraj.

Srikkanth, who is aspiring to be a famous singer, is all set to gain global honour as officials of the Asia and India Book of records has recommended his case for the Universal Records of United Kingdom, and the Amazing Kids of New York in United States.

The video clippings were sent to them for their perusal and the family was expecting the honour very soon. (UNI)

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