How many mobile numbers can you memorise? With cellular phones having the capacity to store hundreds of numbers most people do not want to memorise any and even for those who want to memorise them it is difficult, if not impossible, to remember more than ten.

But how many mobile numbers can a trained ‘mind' memorise? Rajveer Meena has demonstrated that over a 100 phone numbers can be memorised.

Mr Meena, studying final year B.Tech in Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) memorised 1,125 random digits in 60 minutes. He recited for reporters all the 1,125 numbers, that is equivalent to 112 and half mobile numbers (of course each mobile number has ten digits) who followed the numbers written in 45 rows of 25 each, with out even faltering once.

He recited the numbers in the right order not being distracted by the rings of mobile phones and the loud talking of people in the room faster then the reporters could follow it with their fingers on a paper. He even slowed down in reciting the number when asked to do so. Mr Meena, who is just 22 years, is self taught. The son of a railway employee from Mohacha village of Sawaimadhopur district of Rajasthan he got interested in these memory feats after he attended a seminar in Kota. Having studied till tenth standard in his village, Meena, went to junior college in Jaipur. He came to Kota to take coaching for entrance examinations.

Limca Book of Records consultant for Mind and Memory Power Venkat J .C. Kasibhatla said that Rajveer Meena had established a new national record for “memorisation of written numbers” in one hour. Mr Meena had memorised the 1,125 in just one hour and recited them setting a new record.

Since Mr Venkat was the final authority as far as Limca Book of Records was concerned it was a matter of time that Mr Meena displaced the earlier record holder Nishant who memorised 840 random digits in 60 minutes. Mr Venkat said that he trained children in memory techniques, speed reading and what he called “studying skills”. Mr Nishant was a student of his. Claiming that he had trained many memory champions Mr Venkat said that his memory and mind power training institute had branches in New Delhi, Singapore and Malaysia.

Since he was in Krishna district (Machilipatnam) he wanted to establish a branch of the training institute in the city. Mr Meena came to him to display his special talent in memorising random digits.

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