Babu Purushottam Das alias Aswini Das,
a 24 year old youth from Niz Tapa village in Nalbari completed 24 hours
of walking backward through Belsor, Singimari, Chamata, Nalbari,
Kalitakuchi, Daulashal and Rampur areas of the district on May 2012. He
started his feat from Milan Bazar Chowk, Nalbari, on May 6, 2012 at 3.31
pm and concluded at Amayapur, Nalbari on May 7, 2012 at 3.45 pm. During
this journey, though Babu Purushhottam had initially planned to walk a
distance of 90 kilometers, he overshot his goal and ended up completing 104.40
kilometers within the time span of 24 hours and 14 minutes, without
taking any break. He walked backward 6 kilometers per hour.
The longest backward walking
record till date is 44 kilometers held by G Deo of Malaysia.