Cartoonist from Kozhikode prepares 300-metre-long handwritten Quran, sets sight on world record
Thiruvananthapuram: Cartoonist M Dileef, a native of Mukkom in Kozhikode has been on a mission to fulfil his dream of setting a Guinness World Record in his name by preparing handwritten Quran on a One-Kilometre-long canvas.
As a first phase of this mission, Dileef prepared a 300-metre-long Quran manuscript. Swami Sandeepananda Giri released the handwritten Quran at the Press Club here on Friday.
“I wish to enter Guinness Book of World Records by making the longest handwritten Quran. I am planning to complete the work within 3 years,” said Dileef. Dileef’s longest handwritten Quran will be exhibited in Sharjah, UK and Istanbul.
The cartoonist has already entered in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for making world’s biggest badminton racket.
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti in 2010, Dileef made the largest caricature of Mahatma Gandhi at Kozhikode beach which measured a whopping 3,333 feet earning him an entry into the Limca Book of Records.
This artist also holds a record for making the biggest ridable bicycle which measures 8-metres in length and 5-metres in height. The bicycle entered Arabian Book of World Records in 2017.
Expressing protest against the attacks and murder of writers, Dileef made a 5-metre-long pen.