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DREAMING BIG: Mechanic Veerayyan assembling the engine blindfolded in Puducherry on Friday. Photo: T. Singaravelou
DREAMING BIG: Mechanic Veerayyan assembling the engine blindfolded in Puducherry on Friday. Photo: T. Singaravelou

Staff Reporter

Mechanic assembles bike engine blindfolded

PUDUCHERRY: Engine trouble in your Hero Honda bike? Veerayyan, a bike mechanic from Periya Irusampalayam, will set it right. This 25-year-old youngster will not only repair your bike, but will also assemble your engine blindfolded.

And this resident of Angalamman Koil Street in Periya Irusampalayam near Ariyakuppam did exactly that on Friday.

Unique attempt

In a bid to enter the Limca Book of Records, Veerayyan assembled the engine of a Hero Honda Splendor bike in 45 minutes in the presence of Ariyakuppam MLA Anantharaman and a big crowd of locals.

"I have been working with these bikes for the past 10 years now and I wanted to prove to myself and to the people I know that I can do something big in my profession itself. I also want to thank the Hero Honda company, since they have given me my livelihood," he said.

The eldest son in his family, he has been working with bikes since he was 15 and running a mechanic shed for the past five years.

He has been practising the feat on bikes for the past two years now, but mostly with his eyes closed. "I assembled 20 engines blindfolded and it used to take me an hour each to do it."

His customers are aware of his methods, and none of them have come back with complaints.

Future goals

"Today I finished it in 45 minutes. Next, I want to do three engines within two hours. I also plan to reassemble an entire bike fully," said Veerayyan

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