A 7-year old boy who is titled as ‘Grand Master’ for continuously playing drums while being blind folded. Varnith Prakash is a grade two student of GEMS millennium school situated in Sharjah,UAE. He was born in Tamil Nadu, India and is child to Mr.Prakash Govindarao and Pooja Babasaheb . At such a small age of 7 this boy managed to bring home many grand titles. In July 2021 he was awarded with the title of grandmaster in the Asia book of records for playing drums blindfolded continuously for 10 minutes 27 seconds. Furthermore, in the same month he set the record for playing drums blindfolded for the longest duration in the Indian books of records. This little boy also performed at the India pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai & Burj Khalifa where he became the center of attraction and delighted the visitors with his incredible performance.
Varniths parents first discovered his unimaginable talent when he was just four. According to his mother, he used to love taking up challenges from a budding age of five. In the beginning the kid said that he was fascinated with keyboard but with time he developed his interest in playing drums after watching a video of renowned Indian drummer, Drums Sivamani . Varnith got the idea of playing drums blind folded when he bumped into the video of young Indian pianist named Lydian nadhaswaram who used to play keyboard blindfolded. As Andre Agassi said,” If you don’t practice, you don’t deserve to win.”Varnith worked day and night to earn success. It took him about one and a half year of meticulous practice to master in playing drums blindfolded. Varnith’s parents believed in him from the day he started playing drums. They were assured & convinced that their child will do wonders in coming future. His parents supported him at every instance. Despite of Varnith’s getting world level recognition his parents still believe in giving him a grounded upbringing.
Varnith prakash is a multitalented child. Besides playing drums, he can solve grade five level math problems like decimal, division, algebraic expressions, multiplication & can give answer in a span of second .He is currently at level 8 of abacus. Moreover, the little boy can also speak five languages such as English, Tamil, Marathi, French and basic Arabic. He was also awarded DELF A1 certificate by alliance francaise for French & holds distinction certificates from trinity college of London for drums and keyboard. Varnith in spite of achieving in the talents also amazed his parents by inspiring & teaching his younger brother Dhanvith in music who is only two. His dream is to play alongside Indian Oscar winning music composer A R Rehman & he also wants to seek a career in artificial intelligence.
Well, Varnith playing drums blindfolded at just a tender age of 7 has completely done justice to the term ‘child prodigy.’ He indeed is a real grand master. We wish him all the luck & success in life. May he continue to bring such more titles.
This was all about Varnith Prakash. The child prodigy wishes him all the best for future endeavours.