There is some or other trouble in the life of every human being, but the way a person manages himself in that trouble, he becomes successful or unsuccessful. Such is the inspiring journey of Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash, the world's fastest human calculator.
When Neelakantha was 5 years old, he suffered a head injury in an accident. Then to keep himself busy, he started doing mental health calculations.
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Today Neelakantha holds 4 world records and 50 Limca Book records. Neelakantha also became the world's fastest 'human calculator' by winning gold in the Mental Calculation World Championship in 2020. Here’s the inspirational story of Neelakantha –
Who is Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash?
Neelakantha was born on 13 October 1999 in Hyderabad. His father's name is Srinivas Jonnalagadda and his mother's name is Hema Shivparvati. Neelakantha has been interested in math since childhood, he always used to solve math puzzles and calculations. From there he started becoming a human calculator.
What is Neelakantha's education?
Neelakantha was always lost in the world of numbers, while talking to someone, he used to pay attention to how many times the person in front blinked. Always used to get good numbers in math in school. Apart from this, he used to practice math daily after coming from school. He did BSc Honors in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi in 2020.
Fell in Love with Math:
Neelakantha was inclined towards mathematics since childhood, but his love for mathematics was due to an accident. When he was 5 years old, he suffered a head injury in an accident. During that time he had to take bed rest for one year. Then he used to do different puzzles and math calculations to keep his mind busy. Later they started doing calculations while playing cricket, talking, and listening to music. Gradually math became a part of his life, he started using math in every work.
Road to Human Calculator
Gradually, Neelakantha became so adept in mathematics that today he holds 4 world records and more than 50 Limca records. Apart from this, he also became a gold medalist in the Mind Sports Olympiad in 2020. Today he is called the world's fastest human calculator. Neelakantha has also started his own ed-tech startup called Bhanzu, where he teaches kids online.
Just as India used to have great mathematicians like Srinivasa Ramanujan earlier, Neelakantha wants to make India a world guru in Mathematics similarly. When Neelakantha had an accident, the doctor feared that Neelakantha might have many diseases. But Neelakantha did not lose his courage even at the age of 5 and today he is not dependent on any identity.