By Taniya Dutta
An Indian farmer is leaving spectators in awe with his jaw-dropping skills of doing wheelies for 100 meters on a tractor.
Not just that, the insipid young stuntman can also spin the tractor at least 20 reps in one go.
Gaggi Bansra, 21, has been wooing his fans with his unbelievable acts for more than four years.
A college dropout, Gaggi found passion in doing the daredevil stunts while working on his father’s fields in Punjab in northern India.
It is a delight to watch the youngster when he effortlessly maneuveres the one tonne tractor on back wheels and drags it for an impressive 100 meters.
“It is a thrilling ride. It takes me to a different zone. I feel all pumped up while doing these stunts,” boasts Gaggi without an iota of fear.
The only son of an agrarian father, Gaggi was passionate about stunts since teenage days. However, he could never afford a motorbike due to lack of money.
After he quit studies, he extended help to his father in irrigating the fields.
During one of the field works four years ago, he came up with the idea of trying his hands on doing a wheelie on the tractor.
He says: “I had never seen any videos of such stunts before. It just came to my mind that why not try doing some adventure with the heavy machine.
“I would be honest, I miserably failed the first day as the tractor was heavy and it did not even come off the ground.”
While the first try was a complete disappointment, Gaggi was unfazed and kept his hopes high. Within three months he mastered his act.
Once he got into the groove, the young farmer started showing off his stunts to pals and other farmers in the field. Slowly he earned name and fame as the ‘Tractor Stuntman’ in the neighbouring villages.
With growing popularity across the villages, offers from fair and films started pouring in.
He said: “People came from far and wide villages to see me doing the stunts. They found it unbelievable because they had no clue how I could even lift the tractor off the ground.
“I get offers from various fair organisers every year.
“People pay as much as £176 to see me performing these stunts.
“My father had opposed my passion because he feared that it is life-threatening and the stunts can even damage the tractor worth millions.
“But I am happy that I could prove my mettle and made him proud of me.”
Gaggi is now eyeing to create a name for himself worldwide.
“My aim is to get my name into Guinness World Records. I want the world to see what I can do with my mean machine,” he signs off.