His undying passion for creating new records and entering the book of Records continues. Nikhil Parekh, a 29 year poet from Ahmedabad, India has yet again entered the Limca Book of Records India. “An e-mail from Senior Editor of Limca Book of Records Arthy Muthanna Singh confirmed his entry into the book’s 2007 edition for Being the Only EPPIE winner from India”. Parekh created history in 2006 by winning the EPPIE award for best poetry e-book, thereby entering the International EPPIE award winning lists for the first time as an Indian in the history of these prestigious awards. The EPPIE awards are today the highest honor for the finest electronically published books of the year given by the Electronically Published Internet Connection, EpicAuthors.com in the USA. This year’s EPPIE award convention being a grand event earlier held in San Antonio, TX on March 18th where the EPPIE trophies were awarded to only 20 final winning e-books out of a 550 e-books entered in different categories for the annual contest.
More specifically Parekh was a 2006 EPPIE winner for his poems ‘Dance’ and ‘Just 4 Alphabets’--- which were a part of this year’s EPPIE winner ‘Oestara Anthology of Pagan Poetry E-book’ containing poems from 21 other poets from across the world. Parekh who is already in the Limca Book of Records 2006 Edition for his earlier record entry : ‘Most number of letters written to and received from World Leaders and World Organizations’—expresses his exultation at getting this 2nd Record by saying ‘It has always been my dream to be in the Book of Records since my very first breath, and now having 2 National Records for my poetry within the space of just 1 year with Limca Book makes me feel all the more blessed, accomplished, fortified and closer to my mission in life’.
Limca Book of Records India, officially ranked only 2nd to the Guinness Book of World Records in the World--representing the pride and honor of more than a billion Indians since almost last two decades, has now opened a whole new gateway of amazing opportunities globally for this young and prodigious poet from India. Nikhil Parekh (NikhilParekh.com) would be honored in 2007 with a National Certificate of Merit as a ‘Record Holder’ from the Limca Book of Records and this record entry of his would be included in the book’s physical edition. A certification as he says-- that would always remain unparalleled in his heart and above all his other outstanding accomplishments in the world of poetry.
The poet’s website, variedly replenished and embodied with boundless pages of his poetry--continues to flourish with his accomplishments, honors, unique records, letters of felicitation from World Leaders and World Organizations, from all quarters of the globe, and can be visited online.