We are introducing you to Anuradha Gupta whom if we call Queen of Collections, will not be an exaggeration at all. She achieved her first milestone in 1993 when Limca Book of Records honoured her with the title ‘Country’s first and only woman matchbox and label collector’. It was just the start ; she kept on making national records one after the other. Limca Book again honoured her for making a huge picture of Lord Ganesha with the help of more than one million match sticks. Her match box collection of more than 30,000 match box variety from 77 countries was also entered in India Book of Records and certified by World Record Megastar Foundation. English magazine SAVVY selected 5 ladies from entire India who have done something in the field supposedly meant to be for males for their special 50 th Independence Year of India edition. She was featured among those 5 ladies in that special edition.
In the year 2013 , her philatelic collection on India Nobel laureates Mother Teresa and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was given due place in Limca Book of Records.
She turned her worldwide collection of thousands of commercial and non commercial paper napkins into another national record in Limca Book in the year 2016, followed in 2018, 2019 and 2020. This collection has been certified by World Record Megastar Foundation too.
In the year 2019, she converted her passion of collecting water bottle wrappers into another national record and same has been mentioned in Limca Book 2019 and 2020 editions.
Her beautifully preserved collection of press clippings on Bollywood actor Sridevi was placed in Limca Book 2019 edition and again in 2020 edition. This collection by her is also certified by World Record Megastar Foundation.
Her hobby of Bollywood Philately leads to one more national record in Limca Book 2020 edition.
Her another passion of collecting press clippings of former prime minister Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee helped her creating national record in Limca Book of Records 2020 edition.
Collection of film stars’ print advertisements is something that keeps her occupied making loads files. This collection has made another national record entry in Limca Book 2020 edition.
And finally, her all time favourite pass time is to collect magazines with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi on the cover. Her collection includes magazines from almost every state of the country and in varied languages. She is deeply thankful to the exchange friends who have been regularly sending her such magazines from their respective states. This collection of hers in mentioned in Limca Book of Records 2020 edition. Anuradha is very keen to gift this collection some day to PM Modi.
At family front , her husband Parveen Kumar , a bank manager and daughter Dr. Kanika ,both are national recordees in their own field of hobbies. At professional front, Anuradha teaches Accountancy in a public school at New Delhi.
Apart from hobbies, Anuradha is actively involved in various social service activities. She is the recipient of Gandhi Samaj Seva Scholarship from University of Delhi. Renowned NGO Goonj presented her with Best Teacher Motivator Award. Out of her long list of awards, some are: Bhartiya Shaan Award 2020, Online Pratibha Samman 2020, Most Popular Indian Award 2019, Nand Lal Bose National Excellence Award 2019, Nari Pratishtha Award 2019, Legend of Subhash Chandra Bose Award 2018 and Mei Hu Beti Award 2018.
Any collector who would like to be an exchange friend of Anuradha, can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org