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About The Author : Dr. Gopal Datt Bist


The Guinness Record Holder for fastest Shorthand writing at the speed of 250 words per minute, the first-ever Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Stenography in the world, Dr. Gopal Datt Bist has an outstanding name in Stenography and Parliamentary Reporting. Authoring more than 30 books in English and Hindi Stenography, Typography, Office and Secretarial Practice, he has thousands of followers in India. His students include Parliamentary Reporters in India at designations of Joint Secretary, Director, Joint Directors and Deputy Directors who have a distinct record in high speed writing in both Houses of Indian Parliament.

The path breaking experiments done in the field by the Author in the last 40 years has shown remarkable results and records of highest speeds in the shortest possible time.  Dr. Bist, first himself achieved the highest speed record in shorthand writing, then published his research in the form of Stenography books for the students to follow. His youngest student to equal his world record was Mr. Harish Chandra Bist, who touched 250 words per minute at the age of 22. Mr. Harish, who is Joint Director in the Lok Sabha Secretariat has the unbeaten record of 260 w.p.m. with 100% accuracy.

The author also helped the National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Dehradun, in developing the Braille Shorthand Code in Hindi. This code is very successful having the highest percentage of successful Stenographers. He practically demonstrated the writing of Sanskrit Shorthand, winning the Shri Ganesha Award, from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. However, the dream of developing Sanskrit Shorthand is yet to be fulfilled.

Voluntary Training Programmes in the field of Stenography were initiated by him for Vocational Teachers, I.T.I. Instructors, Polytechnic Lecturers in India for the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He explained the art of success by his innovative techniques of accurate Shorthand writing in Hindi and English. His Research in Shorthand titled “A Historical, Linguistic and Comparative Study of Stenography” published in Hindi, with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development's Education Department, is the first-ever authoritative Book on Shorthand rectifying the deficiencies of existing systems of Shorthand and giving an over-all analysis of all the Indian Languages systems of Shorthand.

His creativity and self learning techniques elaborated in his books, made the down-trodden and poor students  able to get suitable  jobs in all sectors of the Economy, hence turning their dreams into reality.  His Art of Success enables students to face challenges of life with proper guidance, fruitful labor and motivation.


The followers/students of Dr. G.D.Bist have unparallel record of achievements in English/Hindi Stenography speed writing:

1. Shri Govind Lal, Joint Secretary (retd.) from Rajya Sabha Sectt was the first student to adopt the Vishisht Ashulipi system developed by Dr.G.D.Bist. He achieved high speed and success in a short span of training.

2. Shri Ram Chandra Virwani, Director, (Retd.) Rajya Sabha Sectt also adopted the shorthand system developed by Dr. Bist under his guidance.

3. Shri M.C.Sharma, Joint Secretary in Lok Sabha Sectt is an example of great success, achieving a high speed record of 230 w.p.m. after he adopted Vishisht Ashulipi shorthand system under the guidance of Dr. G.D.Bist.

3. Shri R.P.Mittal, Joint Director (retd) Lok Sabha Sectt, adopted the vishisht Ashulipi shorthand system to achieve high speed and accuracy under the guidance of Dr. Bist.

4. The author Dr. G. D. Bist entered the Guinness Book of World Records at the speed of 250 w.p.m. and is also the first-ever Ph.D. in Stenography in the world.

5. Shri H.K.Gupta, Shri A.K.Chalia, Smt. Nirmala Bhatt, Smt. Meena Pandey and Shri Harish Chandra Bist are all students of Dr. Bist. All of them are Joint Directors (reporting) in Rajya Sabha Sectt. & Lok Sabha Sectt.

6. Smt. Nirmala Bhatt qualified the UPSC Gr. C exam at 120 wpm in a record training period of only 3 months.

7. Smt. Meena Pandey got All India 3rd Rank in the UPSC Stenographers Exam in a record training period of 6 months.

8. Shri Harish Chandra Bisht has many records to his name. He achieved a speed of 220 words per minute and Ranked no. 1 in the All India Hindi Shorthand writing competition at the age of 17 years. At the age of 23, he equaled the world record of 250 wpm set by his father and guru Dr.G.D.Bist. He is now the world record holder of speed writing at 260 wpm with 100% accuracy. He ranked no.1 from 1987 to 2007 in the All India Hindi Shorthand writing competitions.

9. Many other students and followers of Dr. Bist are Joint Directors, Deputy Directors and Parliamentary Reporters in both Houses of Parliament; Dy.S.P. in BSF/CRPF.

10. Thousands of students from different parts of India have been able to secure gainful employment in Government/PSU/Private sector with the help of books written by Dr. Bist and his guidance.

(The Next achiever could be you. Please do send your success stories by email, if you are a student/follower of the Vishisht Ashulipi/Simple Shorthand system.)


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