The Holy Quran: The
Most read Book in the world
Kochi: Babuji Kattungal is
trying to find a place in the Guinness Book again by copying the
Holy Qur’an in big letters. He has kept ready the copy of the 603
paged Qur’an after three years of continuous work.
Babuji who is a
painter engages in his work from his small house at Thazhathangadi
Arupuzha in Kottayam in southern Kerala.
Babuji had earlier
entered the Guinness by his 2 cm long and 1 cm wide copy of the ‘The
Last Supper’. This oil painting was done on teak. He has painted
thousands of pictures, some of which fetched about Rs 5000
Babuji goes to
work in day time so could spend time to write the Holy Qur’an only
at nights. His copy of the Qur’an is 65 cm wide and 85 cm long.
Sketch pens are used to write the copy on hand-made paper. The cover
page is designed in red rexin. The copy is kept in a wooden box and
covered by a cloth after binding.
Babuji had worked
in Muscat for some years as a painter. He learned to read and write
Arabic at that time. This inspired him to copy the Qur’an.
He owes his
strength to the support offered by his wife Raseena Beevi. The
couple has two children – Bilal studying in 9th standard and Shamila
studying in 7th standard.