8,909 letters in 304 publications, and counting

27 April 2009

New Delhi-based chartered accountant Mahesh Kapasi reports that his name appears on page 71 of the 2009 edition of the Limca Book of Records for the third most number of letters to the editor published: 8,909 letters in 304 newspapers and magazines since 1974.

Of these 3,411 letters have appeared in multi-city editions and 2,885 letters in newspapers with a 50,000-plus cirulation.

The most number of letters (79) were published in March 2007.

Most letters in a single calendar year (146) were published in the Central Chronicle between July 10, 2006, and July 9, 2007.

The longest was  960-word in the Indian Nationa, Patna, on Decemebr 3, 1996.

Kapasi, whose calling card reads M.Com, LLB, FCA, FICWA, FCS, ex-member AMIMA, AMIBM, ACEA (London), MIA (USA), says his current score stands at 9,519 letters in 317 newspapers and magazines. 105 of those letters have won prizes.

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One Response to “8,909 letters in 304 publications, and counting”

  1. sathya Says:

    A person who has concern for the causes can only write such letters. Though many people want to write their laziness keeeps away. Sometimes sheer carelessness causes such a tendency. Keep going Kapasi>


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