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9 South-Asian wonder kids who have created history

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: July 29, 2014 | Updated on: Invalid date

What were you up to when you were their age?

Mumbai: What were you up to when you were their age? BuzzFeed has come up with a list  of some child prodigies that South Asia has produced. Take a look - 

Truptraj Pandya: Mumbai-born Truptraj performed on All India Radio when he was three, thus giving himself the Guinness World Record for being the world’s youngest tabla player.

Akrit Jaswal: This boy from Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh, performed his very first surgery when he was seven years old. With an I.Q of 146, Jaswal aims to find a cure for cancer some day soon.

Shorya Mahanot: Shorya, who is six-years-old right now, has been painting since he was a toddler. Known as a young Jackson Pollock, he specializes in abstract art and his work has already earned him international acclaim.

Priyanshi Somani: Surat born Priyanshi was 11 when she became the youngest participant of the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall title with 100% accuracy.

Arfa Karim: This Pakistani computer genius was the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at only nine-years-old. She passed away in 2012 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. She was only 17.

Kautilya Pandit: Also known as 'Google boy', mini encyclopaedia’ and ‘memory prince', Kautilya has an IQ of around 130 and can answer almost anything, from world geography to per capita income to politics, all at the age of six!

Haris Manzoor: This Pakistani child has recently made a world record for being the youngest person to pass O level exams in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.

Ajay Puri: Born in India and raised in Bangkok, Ajay became the youngest web designer who had designed his own web page, when he was only four years old.

Sushma Verma: This Lucknowi fourteen-year-old graduated from high school at seven and is already pursuing a master’s degree in microbiology. While her parents work as daily wage labourers, Sushma is waiting to turn eighteen so that she can enrol into a medical school.


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