Nikhil Parekh is a
three-time World Record Holder poet with the Limca Book of World Records India
(Only 2nd in Official World Rankings to Guinness Book of World Records). These 3
world records held by Parekh are for (1) "Being the 1st Indian to be published
in the Commonwealth Newsletter for his poem on AIDS", (2) "Being the 1st Indian
to win an EPPIE award for best poetry e-book" and (3) "Writing the most number
of letters to and receiving the most number of replies from World Leaders and
World Organizations". He has composed thousands of poems on several global
topics like :Peace, Anti Terror, Friendship, Humanity, Environment & Wildlife
Conservation, AIDS, Tsunami, Blindness, Spiritual Oneness, Human Rights,
Immortal Love, Banning female foeticide etc. Parekh is a recipient of several
major international awards in poetry which include 'Poet of the Year Award' at
the Canadian Federation of Poets. His poems have been published in the world's
leading and acclaimed magazines and websites including the McGill's English
Dictionary of Rhyme, which is the world's number 1 English Rhyming dictionary.
Parekh's records, poems and achievements can be further browsed at his websites
NikhilParekh.com or Authorsden.com/NikhilParekh
So what makes a poet of the year?
Nikhil has really stepped up his participation
with the CFP this year by rallying on behalf of the CFP for
government recognition, constant participation on the CFP
Forums, and single-handedly taking on the country of India to
help promote Canada and its poetic talent.
He is an avid user of Blogs, and Social Media
sites and continues to promote the CFP using these latest
methods of communication and online networking.
He runs the India Federation of Poets through
these mediums, and represents our organization eloquently and
In addition, he keeps in contact with the president of the CFP
to ensure that their poetry efforts are aligned and achieving the maximum
global benefits for poets and poetry.
He is an honoured member of the Canadian Federation of Poets -
and we are proud to present him with the award of "Canadian Federation of
Poets 2006 Poet of the Year Award."