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Science Professor's feat to find him place in Guinness Book

Written by: Staff

Mangalore, Mar 26 (UNI) Mangalore University Applied Botany Professor Annaiah Ramesh is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records after he successfully completed a marathon lecture, running to 96 hours and 40 minutes, here today.

Dr Ramesh who started his lecture on the subject ''Molecular Logic of Life'', on March 22, completed it at 0345 hrs today, surpassing the record set by Zimbabwe's Errol Muzawazi (88 hours and 4 seconds).

Dr Ramesh, who delivered the non-stop lecture at the jampacked Old Senate Hall in the varsity without any teaching aids on the subject, had originally wanted to complete 101 hours.

He was encouraged by students and teachers not only from the Mangalore University, but also from Kuvempu, Mysore and Bangalore Universities in his effort. He was greeted with a huge round of applause when he completed his feat.

He had broken the Indian record set by Mr Narayana Shivashankar of Andhra Pradesh (77 hours and 9 minutes) when he crossed 80 hours on the fourth day yesterday.

Varsity Vice-Chancellor K M Kaveriappa congratulated Dr Ramesh for his achievement.

Dr Ramesh, during his marathon lecture, was given a 15-minute break every eight hours to attend to his food and other needs. A team of doctors also checked his health condition at regular intervals. In order to avoid fatigue, he had taken a two-minute shower and was also helped with a neck massage.


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