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Discussion :: Famous Personalities - Section 1 (Q.No.4)


The Indian to beat the computers in mathematical wizardry is

[A]. Ramanujam
[B]. Rina Panigrahi
[C]. Raja Ramanna
[D]. Shakunthala Devi

Answer: Option D


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Ganesh Ram said: (Jan 29, 2011)  
She was from bangalore. She multiplied 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 and gave answer in less than 28 sec which created an world record.

Tariq Rasool said: (Jan 31, 2011)  
Fabulous mind.

Awwab said: (Mar 28, 2011)  
What a talent!

Gaurav said: (Jun 1, 2011)  
Bluestocking lady...

Yasmeen said: (Jun 3, 2011)  
Its great she is really a genius.

Md Firoz said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
She proved "human brain always above the machine".

Nayan Das said: (Jul 2, 2011)  
She must be super expert in vedic mathematics.

Dantheshwar said: (Jul 12, 2011)  
What technique (logic) did she use? if anybody knows tel me thank you.

Chinmay said: (Jul 21, 2011)  
brilliant lady!!

Anurakshana said: (Aug 3, 2011)  
She born on November 4. She is a human calculator.

Saurabh Mahajan said: (Aug 14, 2011)  
She is really the diamond of our india, whose shineness can never be decreased.

Omisoni said: (Sep 25, 2011)  
Please tell me year or date of competition. Also that can she defeat newer version of computer.

Papu said: (Dec 11, 2011)  
Very good you done a great job.

Jitu said: (Feb 9, 2012)  
Brilliant Mind.

Hanmisha said: (Feb 29, 2012)  
In which year she creates world record? if any body knows tell me please thank you.

Santhosh Kumar said: (Apr 10, 2012)  
Shakuntala Devi is an outstanding calculating prodigy of India. On June 18 in 1980, she again solved the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 randomly picked up by the computer department of Imperial College in London. And this, she did in 28 seconds flat.

Born on 4 November in 1939 at the city of Bangalore in Karnataka state, Shakuntala Devi is an outstanding calculating prodigy of India. Belonging from a very humble family, Shakuntala Devi's father was employed as a trapeze and tightrope performer and later on, as a human cannonball in a circus. It was once while she was playing cards with her father at the age of three that it was discovered that she is a calculating genius. It turn out that she beat him not by slight of the hand, but by memorizing the cards.

Read on this biography to know more about the life history of Shakuntala Devi. When Shakuntala Devi was six years old, she demonstrated her calculation skills at the University of Mysore. And by the time, she was 8 years old, she had again proved herself successful at Annamalai University by doing the same. However despite apprehensions from some quarters, Shakuntala Devi did not lose her calculating ability with the setting in of adulthood like other prodigies such as Truman Henry Safford.

On the other hand, in the year 1977, Shakuntala Devi obtained the 23rd root of the digit number '201' mentally. On 18 June in 1980, she again solved the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 that were randomly picked by the computer department of Imperial College in London. And this, she did in 28 seconds flat. Her correct answer to this multiplication sum was 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730. This incident has been included on the 26th page of the famous 1995 Guinness Book of Records.

Latha said: (Apr 17, 2012)  
How was she able to calculate it?

Dhrumi said: (Aug 13, 2012)  
Superb personality we have guys. Who is called "HUMAN CALCULATOR"

In 1977 In Dallas she competed with a computer to see who give the cube root of 188138517 faster, she won. At university of USA she was asked to give the 23rd root of 91674867692003915809866092758538016248310668014430862240712651642793465704086709659 32792057674808067900227830163549248523803357453169351119035965775473400756818688305 620821016129132845564895780158806771. She answered in 50seconds.

The answer is 546372891.

It took a UNIVAC 1108 computer, full one minute (10 seconds more) to confirm that she was right after it was fed with 13000 instructions.

In 2006 she released a new book called In the Wonderland of Numbers with Orient Paperbacks which talks about a girl Neha and her fascination for numbers...

Proud of Her...:)

Sunil said: (Feb 21, 2013)  
I really feel proud she belong our country its great for country.

Suresh Gandamalla said: (Aug 13, 2013)  
It's an outstanding and another female srinivasa ramanujan.

Devi said: (Jan 9, 2014)  
Such a great personality with extra ordinary talent.

Hands off to her.

Nandu Kumar Pradhan said: (Mar 18, 2014)  
We proud for her she is a greatest mathematician in India.

Dipti said: (Apr 14, 2014)  
Shakuntala Devi (k/a human computer) died on April 21, 2013. Her arithmetic talents and mental abilities are revered by many around the world including google which honoured her with a Google Doodle on her birthday on Non 4.

Vishal said: (Apr 23, 2014)  
Its Really a proud of India having such a great HUMAN COMPUTER.

It happens only in INDIA.

Aman Singh said: (May 20, 2014)  
She is from bangalore she found 24th square of a 102 digit no. in just 50 seconds while a super comp. does the same in 62 seconds.

Sonali Singh said: (Jul 21, 2014)  
She calculated the value of 99 th root of 201397331 in 20sec while param computer takes 25 sec.

Ans is 0.998600.

Karthik said: (Jul 25, 2014)  
She is a walking future computer.

Srishailam said: (Dec 13, 2014)  
Shakuntala Devi was born in Bangalore, India (4 November 1929 - 21 April 2013) and also Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the - human computer.

Debi said: (Dec 21, 2014)  
She is a human calculator.

Ravikumar Valuvai said: (Mar 8, 2015)  
She is a human computer.

Navneet said: (Apr 21, 2015)  
She is great women.

Dhivya said: (May 22, 2015)  
Is her child exposing the talent?

Smruti said: (Jul 23, 2015)  
Guys its mentioned wrong above. She actually born in Nov 4, 1929.

Divya Alla said: (Aug 19, 2015)  
She proved the power of an Indian.

Anjali said: (Sep 22, 2015)  
I am proud of her because she is a woman.

Chitranjan Kumar said: (Feb 28, 2016)  
Feel good to hear it.

Madhav said: (Apr 2, 2016)  
I am proud, because she is an Indian.

Vishvendra Sinhg said: (Apr 29, 2016)  
About Shakunthala Devi:

On her 84th birth anniversary, Google honoured the 'Human Computer' by creating a commemorative doodle.

She is one of the few Indian female individuals to have featured on a doodle.

Venkat Raghava said: (Jun 13, 2016)  
Great section. Thank you all.

Radhakrishnan said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
Amazing. Thank you all.

Nissar said: (Nov 4, 2017)  
She is excellent in computer math quiz.

Varun said: (Jul 27, 2018)  
She had an exceptional talent.

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