What comes to your mind when you think of the most intelligent person on this Earth? There are many, but we always hear about Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking. With child prodigy at its best, recently a 12-year-old Indian-origin boy became overnight hero after he appeared in the latest series of a British television show, Child Genius, broadcast by Channel 4.
Meet, Rahul, whose surname has not been disclosed yet, got all 14 of his questions correct in the first round of the television show.
What’s his IQ?
With Rahul’s IQ level being 162, it is believed that it could be higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Nevertheless, Rahul qualified to be a member of Mensa club, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. As suggested by various reports, the scores are only estimates.
More about the TV show:
On the British show, 20 contestants aged eight to 12 took part. After several rounds over weeks, one winner will be announced.
About Rahul’s marks:
Rahul achieved full marks in a spelling test, correctly reciting the letters in words like ‘garrulous’, ‘accouchement’, and ‘hyponatraemia’ (low level of sodium in the blood).
Further he answered 14 questions out of 15 correctly. However, but did not have time to answer the final question.
With the aim to give his best, Rahul, who cites his favourite language as Latin said:
“I always want to do the best, and I’ll do that no matter what the cost. I think I’m a genius. I’m good at mental maths, general knowledge and I find it quite easy to memorise stuff,” said Rahul, who cites his favourite language as Latin in a recent PTI report.
“Most kids want immediate gratification but I also want long-term gratification. If I could play maybe my Xbox now, I’ll be really happy now, but I might be sad later on because I haven’t revised for my test,” Rahul added.
While becoming an overnight hero, his success also made him an instant social media hit.
One Twitter user joked: “Rahul could negotiate peace between North Korea and the USA.”
During the TV show, Rahul’s IT manager father, Minesh, and pharmacist mother Komal said their son was in the game show to win and their role was to encourage him.
“We are here to win. There’s no two ways about that. We’re all achievers. I used to play table tennis for Barnet council. We’re always trying to better ourselves,” said Minesh.