KUALA LUMPUR: S. Kalitasan, a barber from Bidor, Perak earned himself a Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) entry Wednesday for giving 144 haircuts to get the ‘Most Haircuts in 24 Hours By An Individual’ accolade.
Nicknamed Mr. Dhass a barber of 31-year-old began his attempt Tuesday morning and beat MBR’s given target of 100 haircuts by 44, the next day.
“I am grateful for being the first to break the MBR record for this category. I wanted to succeed and do something special for myself,” he told Bernama after receiving the MBR certificate in a special ceremony at his barbershop in Batu Caves today.
Selangor Menteri Besar political secretary, A. Rahim Ahmad Kasdi, and Batu member of Parliament, P. Prabakaran, were also present at the event.
Mr Dhass said his next target would be to break the world record by giving 1,000 haircuts.
Recalling his start in the business, the barber said he arrived in Kuala Lumpur in search of a better life to support his elderly father in 2002 with just RM40 in his pocket.
“I still remember my first four days in KL. I had to sleep at a bus stop because I had no house. My friend, Satis, helped me a lot and taught me hair-cutting techniques.
I was able to open Kedai Gunting Rambut Dhass in 2016, and support my beloved wife, N. Malathi, too,” he said.
MBR operation, research and marketing manager, Edwin Yeoh, said: “Anything is possible if you have courage and determination, and today we have Mr Dhass with his unbelievable achievement.
“MBR needs more local records like this to show the world that Malaysians are talented,” he said.
Bidor peeps who resides in Klang Valley can show him support by visiting his barbershop. His address:
Kedai Gunting Rambut Dhass
No G-16, Jalan Taman Raintree,
68100 Batu Caves,