Devta is one of the longest continuously-publishing / published stories ever, and continues to add new chapters monthly. It is uncertain when (or if) the story will be completed. It was started in February,1977 and it has been appearing every month in Suspense Digest. It is a non-stop endless story to be continued till the last breath of the writer Mohiuddin Nawab.
(1) Devta has 11206310 words as compared to 2070000 words of MEN OF GOOD WILL by Louis Henri Jean Farigoule alias Jules Romains, of France recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, 1994. (2) Devta has 49 volumes published and volume No(s). 50, 51, 52 & 53 under print as compared to 40 volumes of novel Tokugawa Ieyasu by Sohachi Yamaoka, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, 1997.
(3) Devta has 22412620 characters (=letters) as compared to 9609000 characters of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) by Marcel Proust recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, 1998.
(4) Reading Time of Devta: Total reading time 01 Month (=30 days), 03 Days (=24 hours each), 08 Hours, 23 Minutes & 13.783..... Seconds required, applying marathon event / endurance GUINNESS rule of 5 minutes break / rest interval after each completed hour, continuous reading of 14777 pages (@ 3 minutes per digest size page reading) & 55 lines (@ 2.432..... seconds per line reading) of Devta published up to September, 2008.
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Mohiuddin Nawab Brief Introduction Taken from Dilkash Digest of Jasoosi Publications. Mohiuddin Nawab is writing for this Publication for 32 years (1976 - 2008)]
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| first = Mohi-ud-Din
| authorlink = Mohi-Ud-Din Nawab
| title = Devta by Mohi-Ud-Din
| publisher = Katabiat Publications
| date = 2008-08-22
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