Limca Book of Records
|Language||English , Hindi , Malayalam|
|Series||Limca Book of Records|
|Subject||World Records by Indians|
|Genre||World Record, Reference Book|
|Published||1990 - Present|
Limca Book of Records is an annual reference book published in India documenting human and natural world records. The world records achieved by humans are further categorised in education, agriculture, medical science, business, sports, nature, adventure, radio, and cinema.
Limca Book of Records was first published in 1990, when the Limca soft drink brand was owned by Parle Group. It was initially created as a promotional item for the Limca line of soft drinks which has been purchased by the Coca Cola company.The book continued to be published by Coca-Cola. The Limca Book of Records annual world record reference book is now published with the patronage of Coca-Cola India which manufactures the soft drink called Limca.
It was started originally by Ramesh Chauhan, who sold it to Coca Cola in 1993. The current editor is Vijaya Ghose. Its year 2006 edition was launched in New Delhi by Atul Singh, CEO of Coca-Cola India. On September 25, 2007, a special edition of it was released by Coca-Cola to commemorate 60 years of India's independence. On May 30, 2008, the 19th Edition was launched in New Delhi, India. Amit Mitra, secretary-general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) addressed the attendees in this event. Its 20th edition was released by Amitabh Bachchan. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair also participated in this event.
The 21st text edition of the book was launched on March 29, 2011. As the sports achievers special edition, it pays special tribute to the Indian sportspersons in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
In 1996, the Indian national television channel Doordarshan telecast 19 episodes of Limca Book Of Records Ki Anokhi Duniya which were hosted by Siddharth Kak and featured events from the book.
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