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22 yr old DU student wins 'world's fastest human calculator' title: VP of India lauds through Twitter

22 yr old DU student wins worlds fastest human calculator title: VP of India lauds through Twitter

New Delhi: Twenty-year-old student Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash of Hyderabad has emerged as the fastest human calculator in the world after winning first-ever gold for India in Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in London recently.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday praised Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash for winning the title.

"He has done India proud. My best wishes to him for all future endeavours," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu.

The tweet was posted with the hashtag 'Human Calculator'.

Prakash,a student of Mathematics (Hons.) at Delhi University's St Stephen College holds 4 world records and 50 Limca records for being the fastest human calculator in the world.

" My brain calculates quicker than the speed of a calculator. Breaking these records, once held by Math maestros like Scott Flansburg and Shakuntala Devi, is a matter of national pride. I have done my bit to place India on the global level of mathematics," Bhanu Prakash told ANI.

"This is the first time that India has won a gold medal. The MSO is the most prestigious international competition for games of mental skill and mind sports which is held in London every year. This is equivalent to any other Olympic event in the realm of physical sports," he added.

Prakash had enrolled himself for SIP Abacus program at the age of five and completed nine levels of Abacus, a Grand Master program offered by SIP Academy. He went on to win the International Abacus Champion '13 and National Abacus Champion '11 and '12.

Prakash has his start-up 'Exploring Infinities (EI)', which is working with the Government of Telangana. Through them, the start-up promoting speed and cognitive abilities among children studying in government schools. EI has created 700 hours of math content for classes 6 to 10

(With Inputs from various agencies)

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