10 Indian Child Prodigies Who Made The Country Proud

“Be equal to your talent, not your age. At times let the gap between them be embarrassing”

India as a country is famous for its immensely talented professionals in almost every field. In addition to talented professionals, India has also produced some famous child prodigies who have excelled in their own fields. Let’s have a look at some of the most talented kids which won accolades for their extra ordinary talent.

 

1. Akrit Jaswal, the boy who performed his first surgery at the age of 7

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Famous for : Performing surgery at the age of 7

Field : Medicine

Achievements :

  • Performed his first surgery at a very young age of 7
  • Entered in the medical college at the age of 12
  • Also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
  • Working on a cure for cancer

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2. Priyanshi Somani, the human calculator

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Famous for : Winning mental calculation world cup 2010 as the youngest participant, at the age of 12.

Field : Mental Calculation

Achievements :

  • Winner of mental calculation world cup 2010 among 37 participants from 16 countries
  • Only participant to have performed with 100% accuracy in addition, multiplication and square root in all 4 mental calculation world cups.
  • Her name has been included in Limca Book of Records as well as Guinness Book of Records
  • Winner of POGO Amazing Kids awards, 2010 in genius category.

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3. Kautilya Pandit, 8 yr old wonderkid with extraordinary memory, named as India’s “Google boy”

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Famous for : His extra-ordinary memory and grasping power

Field : Mental prowess

Achievements :

  • Has an IQ of about 150
  • ‘Mini Encyclopedia’ of knowledge who can answer questions about 213 countries, their GDP, population, source of income, languages, heritage, culture etc. within seconds
  • Received Rs. 10 Lakh from Haryana Govt.
  • Received the title of “Bal Manishi” (Child Prodigy) by Kashi Vidwan Parishad, Varanasi
  • Appeared on TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati, anchored by Amitabh Bachchan. Watch the news coverage here

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4. Aravind Chithambaram, star chess player touted as India’s next “Vishwanathan Anand”

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Famous for : Overcoming financial difficulties and becoming a grand master at the age of 15

Field : Chess

Achievements :

  • Touted as India’s rising chess star
  • Awarded International Master by FIDE at the age of 14
  • Awarded Grand Master by FIDE at the age of 15

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5. Angad Daryani, the boy who made India’s first 3D printer at the age of 13

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Famous for : Making affordable 3D printer at an early age of 13

Field : Technology & inventions

Achievements :

  • Dropped out of school in 9th grade to “learn by doing things”
  • Made India’s first 3D printer at the age of 13
  • Developed an ‘eye-pad’ for the blind with MIT in 2013
  • Involved in many more projects, including a wearable ECT heart rate monitor

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6. Edmund Thomas Clint, extra-ordinary artist who made over 30,000 paintings by the age of 7

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Famous for : Drawing over 30,000 paintings in his short life of 7 years

Field : Arts

Achievements :

  • Painted over 30,000 artworks in his short life before he passed away due to kidney failure at an early age of 7 years
  • Won a painting competition held for painters below the age of 18, at the age of 5
  • Has a road named after him in Kerala

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7. Balamurali Ambati, Indian American ophthalmologist & World’s youngest doctor

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Famous for : Entering the Guinness Book of World records as the world’s youngest doctor at the age of 17

Field : Ophthalmology

Achievements :

  • Graduated High school at age of 11
  • Co- Authored a research book on AIDS
  • Graduated from University at the age of 13
  • Graduated MD with distinction at the age of 17 as the World’s youngest doctor, 1995

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8. Kishan Shrikanth, recognized as the youngest director in the world by Guinness Book of World Records

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Famous for : Being the “youngest director of a professional length feature film”

Field : Cinema

Achievements :

  • Acted in about 24 feature films by the age of 10
  • Directed his first feaure film ‘C/o Footpath’ at the age of 10
  • Recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest director of a feature film
  • TiE- Aspire Young Achiever award, 2012
  • Included in Forbes India 30 under 30 list, 2014

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9. Tathagat Avatar Tulsi, Child prodigy who enrolled for Phd at the age of 17

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Famous for : “Child prodigy” who completed his M.Sc. at the age of 12

Field : Science

Achievements :

  • Completed High school at age of 9
  • Got his B.Sc. at the age of 10 and M.Sc. at age of 12
  • Enrolled for Phd at the age of 17
  • Touted as one of the most gifted Asian youngsters by TIME
  • Smartest Indian youngsters by OUTLOOK

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10. Pravin Kumar Gorakavi, developed an artificial leg at the age of 15 yrs

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Famous for : Designed a calendar for 20,000 years at the age of 13 years, made an artificial leg with ability for ankle and knee movements at the age of 15 years.

Field : Technology & inventions

Achievements:

  • Recognized 27 mathematical equations for an ideal calendar, designed a calendar for 40,000 years and rendered it into Braille script for the blind people.
  • Recipient of ‘Balshree’ award from the President of India
  • Youngest recipient of “Outstanding Engineer/Scientist for the year 2009-10” from FAPCCI
  • Recipient of ‘Ugadi Gaurav Puraskar’, one of the highest civilian honours of Andhra Pradesh state
  • Awarded “Best technologist- for disabled people empowerment” by state Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

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Many of these kids have now grown up, but continue to amaze the world with their extraordinary talents. Hats off to the young geniuses!

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