Set By : Mehmood Imran
The smallest known copy of the Guru Granth Sahib measures 29.61 x 29.59 x 23.36 mm (1.17 x 1.16 x 0.92 in) and contains 1,430 pages. The book is owned by Mehmood Imran and was measured on 1 October 2006.
Though the book is a miniature, it contains the exact number of pages, 1,430, as in a regular-sized Guru Granth.
Only four or maybe five copies of the book, that was commissioned by the Lion of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled Punjab during what is called its golden age between 1801 and 1839 AD, are known to exist.
One copy has been kept in the museum attached to the Golden temple.
Mehmood Imran has a collection of miniature religious texts, ranging from 1.5 cm to 4 cm.
Imran’s collection straddles all religions - The Torah, The Zen Avesta, The Bible and The Koran as well. In fact, he has as many as 150-plus copies of The Koran and 50-odd copies of The Bible, of which the oldest dates back to the late 17th century. Most of the texts come in metal lockets. But his major regret is he has not heard of a miniature Bhagvad Gita. That would have completed my collection, he sighs.