HYDERABAD: We have all played memory games at birthday parties, where the person to reel out the highest number of objects wins. It was a matter of 10 to 12 items then, but what if you had to remember 225 random objects and that too without seeing them? Sounds impossible? Well, not for 11-year-old Nischal Narayanam, who is staking claim for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in the `most random objects memorised' category.
With 15 eminent judges from various fields watching, Nischal turned the gargantuan task to reality on Sunday. In a matter of 12.07 minutes, he broke the record of his own teacher, Jayasimha Ravirala, who made it to the Guinness Book for memorising 200 objects in December 2005 in Hyderabad.
In fact, Nischal went a step ahead and could also relate a random object to its number, give the names in correct order for a series of numbers and also tell them in reverse.
Younger son of industrialist, N. Nageswara Rao and Dr. Padmavathy, Nischal studies in sixth class in Geetanjali School.
Nischal has a talent in the art of `Ganitavadhanam' too and gave his maiden performance at Ravindra Bharathi two years ago.
He has also penned a six-volume book and created a primary math lab to simplify the concept of maths.
"There is nothing like good or bad memory, it is just a matter of training to tap its potential," said Squadron Leader Jayasimha. He has been Nischal's trainer for one-and-a-half year.
The whiz kid loves to play chess, abacus and cricket and has many friends. "Dhoni is my favourite player because he bats well," he said.
"I was very tense last night but when I came to the hotel and was blindfolded I was relaxed and just took the name of God. I was confident I would be able to make it," he added.