Here are more child geniuses for you from India, mostly unheard, but have managed to make news due to constant efforts and dedicated passion, whatever be their area of pursuit:
Angad Daryani designed his first robot when he was just 8. By 13, he was designing and building his own version of the open-source RepRap 3D-printer. Currently aged 15, Angad is working on “SharkBot”, built on the model of the RepRap, which he intends to sell to other manufacturers in the country, thus turning out to be the country’s first ever home-grown 3D-printer. He also developed the Virtual Brailler, an e-book reader for the blind that can convert the written text to Braille as it scans across a piece of text.
At the age of 20, Ayesha Aziz went on become the youngest pilot in the country. A passionate dream of becoming a pilot that she has had since childhood, Ayesha obtained her student pilot license at the tender age of 16. She would attend classes like most kids for the whole week and on the weekends take flying lessons with the Cessna 152 and 172 aircraft. Her dream came true when she was in class 12: a team of NASA scientists picked her alongside two other boys for a special space training programme.
Sushma Verma, a 15-year old young genius from the outskirts of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, hogged the limelight by receiving Msc (Microbiology) degree from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University (BBAU). She was offered a grant of INR 8,00,000 by Dr.Bindeshwari Pathak, Sulabh’s chief, for pursuing higher education. Her aspiration is to practise medicine but couldn’t pursue due to age constraints, with her CPMT results withheld. She aims at completing her PhD before she turns 17.
In a land of prodigies, 4-year old Pari Sinha went a notch further to become India’s young chess sensation from Bihar and was successful in checkmating opponents almost twice her age in State Level Championships and capped off the tournament in style with a brilliant podium finish. The youngest ever contestant, Pari is currently coached by Subhendu Chakraborty.
Moin M. Junnedi
Moin M. Junnedi, nicknamed ‘Boy Wonder’, suffers from osteogenesis impertecta, a genetic disorder that greatly affects the bones making them very fragile and easily breakable such that even a slight coughing can fracture them. But this didn’t deter 16-year old Moin from winning the gold medal at the IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) World Games held in Puerto Rico in 2013. He is also the record-holder for the youngest Indian swimmer with a locomotive disability.
We hope that these ordinary individuals with extra ordinary range of skills and talents would inspire your kids to emulate them and scale greater heights in their lives. All it requires is a bit of grit, patience and passion to never say die.