My Dad's Phd Student Acheived this feat (My Dad on CNN)
| Prof Annaiah Ramesh, Lecturer in the Department of Applied Botany, Mangalore University has finally entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.|
Prof Ramesh had received an e-mail on June 23, which informed his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records and also stated that he would receive an official letter within 10 days from then. The name of Prof Ramesh is finally entered into the pages of Guinness Book of World Records as the "Longest lecture marathon". The statement on the Guinness Book of World Records stated "The record for the longest lecture marathon lasted for 98 hr 30 min and was achieved by Dr. Annaiah Ramesh (India) who talked on the subject of the 'Molecular Logic of Life' at the Old Senate Hall, Mangalore University, India; from March 22, to March 26, 2006."
The 36 year old Professor Annaiah Ramesh is the son of B D Kamalamma and Annaiah, born on 2nd October 1970, is hailing from a poor family of Bangalore. Soon after completing M.Sc in 1994, he started teaching in Dept of Applied Zoology at Kuvempu University.
After consecutive three attempts to lecture his way into the records since November 2005, Prof Ramesh, began delivering a lecture on the topic 'The Molecular logic of life' to a motley group of students that also comprised of subject experts at Old Senate Hall in Mangalore University on March 22, 2006. Although Prof Ramesh had planned a lecture of 101 hours, he had stopped only after 98.30 minutes as he was mentally unprepared to go further. With this Prof Ramesh had broken the record set by Narayanan Shivashankar for 72 hours and nine minutes.