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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Shakuntala Devi” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Shakuntala Devi

India: Human Computer  

Hailed as a ‘Human Computer’ because of her extraordinary talents in solving complex mathematical problems, Shakuntala Devi also found her place in the Guinness Book of Records. She has astonished scientists across the world by her capacity to solve mathematical problems in a jiffy without any mechanical aid. Usually these complex mathematical calculations are carried at lightning speed on computers. It can be said that Shakuntala Devi is blessed with God’s gift. Nowadays, apart from mathematical problems, she is utilising her amazing talent in the field of astrology.

She was born with this extraordinary talent as from the very childhood, she used to solve arithmetical problems orally in no time. She had not even the formal education. On the other hand, her father took her to different places to exhibit her prowess. Soon, her reputation spread all over the country and finally her fame crossed the borders of the country. Today, she is acclaimed as an accomplished mathematician.

BBC (London) invited her to give her demonstration on television. Many other countries also invited her. She was asked very complex questions, solvable by computers only. But, Shakuntala Devi never faltered and gave the answer after mental calculations. On June 18, 1980, Shakuntala Devi gave the product of two thirteen-digit figures after multiplying them within only 28 seconds. The figures were 1894766817799 and 5426462773730, asked by the computer department of Imperial College, London. In 1976, she amazed the US scientists by giving immediate answers to complex arithmetical problems by her conventional approach. 

Shakuntala Devi has delighted world audiences with her lightning-fast computation and her infectious enthusiasm and love for numbers.


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