Limca Book of Records has been a guiding spirit for many. India provides diversity and opportunities in equal parts. We are always looking for challenges – to take on the status quo, go beyond our achievements, and create new records. In this context, Limca Book of Records goes a long way in providing much-needed recognition to trailblazing Indians across various fields. This is not just a book, it is a chronicle of achievements and a repository for those who have defined contemporary India.

Since the last 28 years, this book has been dedicated to exemplary humans who have been breaking records, finding new boundaries to challenge and scale, and taking up bigger targets to accomplish. To celebrate this spirit, in its current edition, our new partner Hachette India has brought forth a fresh insight into numbers with new formats, new records and new record holders.

The new records are awe-inspiring. The range and breadth of these records make one sit up and deeply admire the diversity of achievement and talent in our country. One of our favourite records is Agni-V, India’s longest-range nuclear missile, tested successfully last year. Another interesting record is India’s top position as WhatsApp’s biggest market with 200 million users, reflecting the fast-changing environment, as it moves towards digitized India.

In this book you will see close to 4,000 records, infographics and charts. The 28th edition of the Limca Book of Records is distinct in its display pages, reader-friendly infographics and at-a-glance charts. Building on its previous editions, it also has segments, such as Business and Economy, The Natural World, and Science and Technology, making it contemporary and relevant as a great reference on national achievements and records for organizations and individuals.

Each record encapsulated here is inspiring, and is a testimony to the preparation and effort that goes into achieving them. If they inspire you in any way, then our work here would be meaningful.

I would like to thank the team of Hachette India, who worked on this diligently through the year to produce this new edition. I hope the record holders and the readers will continue to be inspired by the Limca Book of Records, and share with us their insights, perspectives and, definitely their records. We look forward to more such inspiring records for our next edition.

T. Krishnakumar

President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia