Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash has emerged as the ‘fastest human calculator in the world and is the first Indian to win the gold medal in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad held in London.
Prakash originally hails from Hyderabad. He is a Mathematics Honours student from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. At the age of 20, he holds 4 world records and 50 Limca Records.
Along with Bhanu, 29 other competitors from around the world also participated in the challenge. He won the gold medal with a clear margin of 65 points beating the Lebanese candidate who came second.
He hopes to start with an initiative named ‘Vision Math’ to instill a love for the subject in students across India. He also seeks support from the Prime Minister to take the lead the initiative, hoping to help reach India back on the “global map of excellence.”
Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash, the fastest human calculator from India, has indeed made the nation proud by breaking the existing record of prominent personalities like Scott Flansburg and Shakuntala Devi.