Shivali makes it to Guinness

A world record of making 1,251 paper dolls is set by a mother-daughter duo.

By Author  |  Published: 22nd Jan 2017  9:17 pm
GITAM University

Sangareddy: A student of GITAM University and her mother made it to the Guinness Book of World Records by creating the largest number of handmade paper dolls.

Shivali Johiri Srivatsava and her mother Kavitha Johiri Srivatsa, an art teacher and educational consultant, together had made 1,251 handmade quilling dolls during the August 2016, breaking the earlier record of 1,154. Responding to the application sent by Shivali and Kavitha, the Guinness Book of World Records has now communicated to the mother-daughter duo, confirming their record, after doing thorough research of videos and photographs sent by them.

Talking about their efforts, Shivali said that it took three months to make the 1,251 dolls. Kavitha said that she and her husband Anil Srivastava, an assistant director with Dr Reddy’s Labs, used to train their daughter in extra-curricular activities from her childhood days itself, and she used to grasp everything immediately.

GITAM University VC Prof N Sivaprasad congratulated the mother-daughter duo for making it to the Guinness World Records. Shivali has made GITAM University proud with her achievement, he said, and added that the entire university celebrates her achievement.