Kerala’s Vaikom Vijayalakshmi Sets Record to Play Gayathri veena for Continous Five Hours
Kerala’s playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi created a new world record on March 5, 2017 by playing the maximum(ज्यादा से ज्यादा) number of songs in the shortest time on Gayathri veena during aprogramme in Kochi. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi becomes first to play Gayathri veena for record five hours. She played a total of 69 songs including various classical and filmy songs on the Gayathri veena continuously (लगातार) for over five hours and became the first person to achieve the feat(असाधारण काम). Vijayalakshmi beat her own earlier record of 51 songs but still she went on till the 69th song. Besides singing for the Malayalam movies, Vijayalakshmi has also sung(गाया) in Tamil and Telugu films.