Usually, we come across news and gossip related to many eminent personalities like actors, entrepreneurs, politicians, etc. But did you know that there are many other people in our country who are known for their uniqueness, but are not very popular? Here is a list of some of the people you should know about.
A statue in a golden Indian traditional attire welcomes you as you step into the VGP Golden Resort, located in Chennai. Surprisingly, it is a living human statue. Abdul Haziz, India’s statue man, spends six hours of the day standing like a statue without even blinking his eyes and doesn’t consume food or water during his work hours. The resort management announced a cash reward of ₹10,000 for whoever succeeds in making him laugh. Numerous tourists visit the resort just to try but in the end, they leave after taking a selfie with him. He has been working for 31 years and till now, no one succeeded in making him move.
Avtar Singh Mauni wears the heaviest turban in the world – it is 645 meters long and weights about 45kg.In addition to the fabric, he also wears ornaments on it, which makes the turban weigh around 85 kgs. This person spends six hours a day to wrap the cloth around his head. Above all, he is expected to break the record of the current Guinness World Record holder – Major Singh, who wears a 400m turban.
Climbing the tall walls and stones of Chitradurga fort in Karnataka, Jyothi Raj attracted a large audience and thus earned the titles of the ‘monkey man of India’ and the ‘Spider-Man of India’. He also climbed Jog falls in Karnataka and Moorusavir Math in Hubli and his videos went viral on Indian channels and YouTube. Unlike other adrenaline junkies, he doesn’t use any safety harness.
As we know, the Taj Mahal, which was built by Shah Jahan for his wife, is known to be a symbol of eternal love. Similarly, we have another person who is building a “monument of love” for his wife. Faizul Hasan Quadri, a retired postmaster of Bulandshahar district in Uttar Pradesh state, is constructing the ‘Quadri Taj’ in the memory of his wife Tajamulli Begum with his own money. The work of the monument took a break as he is running out of money and he refused to seek governments help.
The point that vision decreases as age increases doesn’t hold true in the case of an Indian woman in her 80s. Dadi Chandro Tomar – the oldest (woman) sharpshooter in the world, is from a village named Johri in the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. She is recognised all over the country as she participated in some TV shows. Further, she is an inspiration to many youngsters, especially girls of her village. Above all, her skill is hereditary – her daughter, Seema won the Rifle and Pistol World Cup in 2010 while her granddaughter Neetu is also an international shooter.