Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LBR achieves a milestone

The Limca Book of Records has completed 20 years of docunmenting records. At a gala celebration in the capital, Vijaya Gose, editor announced names of 20 Indians of the year, up from the usual five.

The book was launched by eight of the 20 Indians of the year, which included Amitabh Bachchan, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair, senior photographer Raghu Rai and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, among others. Others in the list, who were not present on the occasion were actor Naseeruddin Shah, singer Lata Mangeshkar, writer Mahashweta Devi, shooter Abhinav Bindra, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, badminton player Saina Nehwal and footballer Baichung Bhutia besides others.

The Hindi and Malayalam versions of the book were also unveiled on the occasion.

The first LBR was launched in 1990.

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