At the age of 11, he became the youngest person to graduate from a US college. At 10, he graduated high school. At 4, he joined MENSA, the largest high IQ society in the world. Tanishq Mathew Abraham, an Indian-American home-schooled boy has surprised one and all. He is a TEDx speaker, a NASA speaker and a MENSA inductee.
Interestingly, his family’s roots are in Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. His father Bijou Abraham is a software engineer in US. His mother Dr. Taji Abraham, who had worked as a doctor of veterinary medicine, quit her job to give him full support.
It was in 2015 Tanishq, a native of Sacramento in California, had graduated from American River College in Sacramento (ARC), California, alongside 1,800 students. He became one of the youngest ever in the US to graduate from the college. He graduated with three associate degrees from the college. On his college graduation cap, Abraham wore his favourite "Toy Story" quote: "2 Infinity and Beyond."
Home-schooled since the age of 7, Abraham passed a state exam that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his high school diploma.
Tanishq even had earned the attention of President Barack Obama for his achievements. Obama had sent him a congratulatory letter.
"I want to become a doctor, but I also want to become a medical researcher, and also the president of the United States. I like to learn. So I just followed my passion of learning," says the Indian-American genius boy, who is now preparing for higher studies.
Tanishq’s younger sister, Tiara Thankam Abraham, too became a member of the MENSA at a very young age. She had scored 99% on Mensa-approved standardised IQ test. Tiara started attending college at 7, studying Spanish, Italian and French, with a 4.0 gross point average (GPA). She is also a good singer.
Tanishq and Tiara were special invitees at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival.
The brother-sister due are also active on the social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.