Indore man claims developing world's tiniest rose
Indore, Aug 23: A city-based acupressure expert has entered the Limca Book of Records for developed what he claims to be the world's tiniest rose.
It took Pyramid Research Centre Chairman Sudhir Shekhawat five years to develop the rose with the help of a pyramid.
The rose has 10 petals of one cm each, plant height of 8-10 cm and plant leaf size of 0.5 cm.
Besides sending his claim to the Limca Book Records, Dr Shekhawat has sent his claim to about 40 rose institutes.
Recently, President A P J Abdul Kalam, during his Indore visit, expressed his desire to see the rose.
After Dr Shekhawat presented him the rose, Dr Kalam even expressed his desire to exhibit it at the rose exhibition at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi every year.
Dr Shekhawat has named the rose as 'Hira Gulab'.
Limca Book of Records editor Vijya Ghosh has sent a certificate to Dr Shekhawat for establishing the record.
City-based Rose Society secretary Anil Saraf had examined the rose and said the flower was undoubtedly the tiniest in the world.
He expressed the desire to showcase the rose during the next rose exhibition.