Guinness World Records has conferred two certificates to 70-year-old Naseemuddin, who had earlier set the record for smashing the most apples in one minute and became the oldest Pakistan to set a World Record.
On Saturday, Naseemuddin, a welder from Karachi, received certificates from Guinness World Records for breaking two world records last year.
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Guinness World Records, known as The Guinness Book of Records from 1955 until 1999 and as The Guinness Book of World Records in previous US editions, is an annual reference book that lists world records of both human achievements and natural world extremes. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London, in August 1955.
Naseemuddin first set a record by crushing 18 apples with his hand in one minute, breaking the previous record of 18 sets by England’s Donnie Baxter. He later smashed 21 apples in one minute to break his own previous record.
The video of Naseemuddin’s feat has already received 10 million views on the Guinness World Records official YouTube channel.
Guinness World Records accepted his record and sent him a confirmation email, and the record details were also posted on the website.
Speaking on the occasion, the 70-year-old expressed his delight at the achievement, claiming that he has always wanted to make his country proud.
It is worth noting that Naseem is the father of Pakistani martial artist Mohammad Rashid, who has 77 individual Guinness World Records to his name. Fatima Naseem, Rashid’s seven-year-old daughter, is also Pakistan’s youngest Guinness World Record holder.
Naseem Uddin beamed with pride as he spoke of his son and granddaughter’s success, saying he was glad he could join their ranks as a record holder himself.
“This is what we could do for Pakistan,” he said, pointing to his country’s flag on the wall of his workshop. “Now, I did it and it has evidently become my identity and I am much happier.”