Shakuntala Devi’s record breaks by 20-year old Hyderabad boy ; becomes fastest human calculator
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Fastest human calculator in the world: After winning gold for India in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO), 20-year old Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash has become the fastest human calculator in the world.
Fastest human calculator in the world: After winning gold for India in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO), 20-year old Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash has become the fastest human calculator in the world. Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash is a student of Mathematics (Hons.) who is currently studying at Delhi University’s St Stephen College and he holds world records along 50 Limca records for his fastest ever Mathematics calculations.
A report by news agency ANI citing Bhanu Prakash said that his brain is capable of calculating quicker than the speed of a calculator. These records were earlier held by Math maestros like Scott Flansburg and Shakuntala Devi and Bhanu Prakash believes that he has done his bit to take India to the global level of mathematics. He said that at MSO, London 2020 that was held on August 15, India for the first time won a gold medal. It is to note that the MSO is considered as the most prestigious international competition designed for mental skills and mind sports and is held annually in London.
30 participants up to 57 years of age from 13 countries including UK, Germany, UAE, France Greece and Lebanon participated in the competition. Bhanu Prakash was 65 points ahead of a Lebanese contender and one from the UAE, who bagged the third position.
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