Balasore, November 3 (odisha.in) The quest to do something different and create a distinct identity for self has led people to adopt odd jobs. While some have made into records books by doing unique experiments, many others are
trying hard to break those records.
Siba Prasad Mallik, a 34-year-old native of Villa village in Balasore district is one among them.
After successfully pulling two bikes through his mustaches on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15, last, he managed to pull a maruti van on Thursday.
“I did all this only to see my name registered in a record book, be it Limca Book of Records or Guinness Book of World Records. I would continue my efforts till I avail the honour,” Siba proudly said.
He pulled the maruti van from Gopalpur market to the nearby police outpost covering a distance of one km continuously. Before that he took at least half-an-hour to tie a number of treads and cloth pieces in his moustache.
Though the tired threads slipped from one side of the mustache, he managed it with another side without any hiccups. He also pulled two bikes covering a distance of two km through his mustaches. Thousands of locals witnessed the feat.
Siba however has declared that he would one day pull an aeroplane through his mustache and create a world record.
“I have decided I would pull a goods laden pick-up van on the occasion of coming Republic Day and after that would try for a truck. My final aim is to pull an aeroplane,” he informed media persons.
“I would try this till I attain the age of 50. I am practicing for it regularly. I have faith on me that I could be successful in my
mission,” he hoped.
Siba Prasad, who now ekes out a living as a daily wage labourer, was a vegetable vendor for years together. He also acted as a female actor in the village dramas.
He is in fact enjoying his beautifully groomed moustache. He only uses mustard oil and coconut oil to keep his moustache fit for the unique feat.
“Siba’s nick name is Mulia. He is in fact the root of the village,” said Alekh Das, local Sarpanch.
Siba Prasad, who has studied up to Class-I, lives with wife, mother and four children. Recently, he has been awarded with a piece of land by Soro Tehsildar for his experiment with mustache.