Many of us find school difficult, especially some of the harder subjects. But some kids are super talented and have skills that amaze us. These prodigies make us wonder how can someone be so intelligent, focused, and talented at such a young age.
These young kids not only amaze everyone but are a great source of inspiration for people of all age groups. We bring to you a list of some of the most famous child prodigies, and how they are making the country proud.
8 Brilliant Child Prodigies Who Are Making India Proud
1. Venkat Raman Patnaik, a 7-year-old who cleared Microsoft Exam
Venkat Raman Patnaik, a 7-year-old boy from Balangir, Odisha, passed the Microsoft Technology Associate Examination in 2021. This certification is recognized worldwide for individuals interested in a career in technology. Venkat is a third-grade student and a genius for sure! He surely has a bright future ahead, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he becomes well-known on the world stage in the coming years.
Rameshbabu Praggnanandha is an Indian chess grandmaster. At age 7, he won the under-8 division of the World Youth Chess Championships, and at age 10, he won the under-10 division. At the same age, he became history’s youngest international master. He also competed in the 2021 Chess World Cup as the 90th seed where, in rounds two and three, he won by a score of 2-0 over GM Gabriel Sargissian and in the quick tiebreaks over GM Michal Krasenkow. He, unfortunately, dropped the World Cup in the fourth round.
3. Saanvi, a 13-year-old Cooking Champion
Saanvi, at the age of 10, set a record by serving more than 30 delectable dishes in less than an hour – including corn fritters, “uttapam,” fried rice, and chicken roast. She has broken the record for the most dishes a teenager has ever made. In order to break the record, Saanvi prepared 33 dishes, including idli, waffles, corn fritters, mushroom tikka, uttapam, paneer tikka, egg bulls eye, sandwiches, papdi chaat, fried rice, chicken roast, pancakes, and appam. Asia Book of Records officials observed the cooking competition that was held at her Visakhapatnam home online.
4. Presha Khemani, 5-year-old World Record Holder
In under four minutes and 17 seconds, Presha established a world record by correctly identifying the flags of 150 nations and naming them, along with their capital cities. The tiny prodigy has received the World Records India Book’s prize for the youngest children. The Khemani family is from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district and has spent the last six years residing in Pune. Presha attends Bhukum’s Sanskriti School and is in the upper KG. The 5-year-old plans to break another record by memorizing the names of Prime ministers and Presidents of all countries.
5. P Sanjana, 5-year-old Upside-down Shooter
On July 4, 2020, a 5-year-old girl from Chennai made an attempt at a Guinness World Record by shooting 111 arrows in 13 minutes 12 seconds. Even though she was upside down, she was able to hit the target without pausing at all.
Sanjana became the first child in history to achieve this feat. She has established an incredible record. She set the record at a city event where Pramod Chandurkar, the Archery Association of India’s Secretary-General, was present as the chief guest.
6. Priyanshi Somani, the Human Calculator
Priyanshi Somani, a child prodigy from India shot to fame due to her exceptional mental calculation skills. She was born in Surat, where she continues to live. She began practicing mental math when she was 6 years old and went on to win national titles in abacus and mental arithmetic competitions in India.
However, Somani discontinued participating in mental calculation competitions in the 2010s and has since focused her attention on studying theater.
7. Licypriya Kangujam, Greta Thunberg of India
Licypriya Kangujam has been fighting against climate change. She has been protesting and demanding new legislation to address the problems of global warming, pollution, and much more. Licypriya started activism in 2018 and has been in the news since. She is among the youngest climate campaigners and has spoken to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, in 2019.
She has received multiple honors, including the APJ Abdul Kalam Children’s Award, the World Children’s Peace Prize, the Rising Star of the Earth Day Network, the Global Child Prodigy Award, the Noble Citizen Award, and many more.
8. Abhijita Gupta, the Youngest Author
The International Book of Records named Abhijita the youngest writer in the world when she was just 7 years old. The Asia Book of Records has also given Abhijita the title of “Grandmaster of Writing” in recognition of her skills as a poet and writer of prose. She is the granddaughter of Maithilisharan Gupt and Santkavi Shri Siyaramsharan Gupt, a well-known poetic couple. Thus, it comes as no surprise that she can create lovely poems and short stories. She wrote and published the children’s book “Happy All Around”, which is a collection of short stories and poems. ‘Mother Earth,’ ‘Let’s Try,” “Fly,” “Study Is My Best Pal,’ and ‘Precious Relationship” are some of her original poems.
We are so proud of these brilliant minds. Hope their stories will inspire many more to realize their true potential.