DR SUDHIR Khetawat of Pyramid Research Centre (Indore) has been nominated in the Limca Book of Records for growing the smallest, perfectly-formed miniature coral pink rose (width 1 cm) of the Petite-polie variety recently.
Dr Khetawat informed that this rose called ‘diamond rose’ has 10 petals and the plant height is 8-10 cm. The normal width of roses of Petite-polie variety is 3-4 cm. Limca Book of Records editor Vijaya Ghosh has awarded Dr Khetawat a certificate declaring him to be the first person in the world to grow the smallest rose.
Dr Khetawat had shown the rose to President Abdul Kalam during the latter’s brief visit to the City recently. Dr Khetawat has also been invited by President A P J Abdul Kalam to display ‘diamond rose’ at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Dr Khetawat worked for five years to grow this variety with the help of Pyramid effect. Malwa Rose Society secretary Dr Anil Saraf also examined the ‘diamond rose’ and invited Dr Khetawat to exhibit it in a forthcoming exhibition. Dr Sudhir Khetawat is also an expert in acupressure treatment.