Lengthy sentence: JNU computer operator with a nose for typing | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: What sets Vinod Kumar Chaudhary apart from others is his passion for success. Having let go his dream of becoming a champion athlete, he worked hard — and now has success at the tip of his fingers, literally. He is a champion typist. However, it’s not only his fingers that fly on the keyboard. He also types with his nose or with a pen in his mouth when he is not creating records with a tennis ball.
The 41-year-old computer operator at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) recently added the latest record to his name after juggling a tennis ball on his hand 205 times in one minute without dropping it, the most by anyone. His days are spent working at JNU, taking typing classes in his institute and then surfing the Guinness website for challenges. The tennis ball act came from that. “Competitiveness is a part of my life,” Chaudhary proclaimed. “I am obsessed with taking up and finishing tasks. I saw there was a world title for most tennis ball touches under one minute and attempted it. If I focus on anything, I can do it.”
At his Nangloi home, Chaudhary told TOI that his records took him months of practice. But his perseverance is proved by the bright nameplate at his home announcing his status as a Guinness world record holder. “In 2014, I watched as one Mohammad Khurshid Hussain talked on TV about his world record in typing with his nose. I thought this wasn’t beyond me because I have been typing since 2001.” After a few months of nose practice, he broke the record by typing a 103-character text with his nose in 46.3 seconds, the fastest time recorded.
“Typing is what earns me my bread. I work in JNU and also run the Keyboard Champion Success Institute. I constantly practise quick typing because I am scared that if I lose my speed, I will lose my job,” said Chaudhary. “On one occasion, someone mocked me mercilessly but I used my anger to propel me to a world record.”
This obsession with titles was engendered by a deep disappointment in his younger days. “I used to be a champion runner in school and would have done well if my school and family had supported me. My best timing over 100 metres was 11 seconds. I also had a liver ailment and had to forego my dreams of becoming a sportsperson.”
He has a vicarious life as a sportsperson these days, training youngsters in his locality to clear the army physical trials.
Chaudhary’s own children too have inculcated the spirit of competition. They egg him on and help him prepare for his attempts at records too. “I got nine records to my name, and while a few have since been broken, I am proud of having done something for my country.” He is also very appreciative of his family for their support and to the professors and students of JNU who encouraged him and also connected him to the officials at Guinness World Records.

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