Akrit Jaswal, 7 years old genius who performed a surgery on the hands of a burnt victim and qualified for admission in a medical university in India. With an IQ of 146 he is considered as the smartest person of his age in India. Let’s celebrate the accomplishment of this little genius by spreading the word. Hit Share.
Akrit Jaswal - India's Child Surgeon - The Genius Wonder Kid.
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The messages claim that Akrit Jaswal is a 7 years old genius from India who has performed a successful surgery on a burnt victim and has qualified for admission into a medical university in India. The message also claims that he possessed an IQ of 146 and is considered to be the smartest person of his age in India. Although the story of surgery is a fact, his IQ details mentioned are not accurate.
The story goes back to 19th of November, 2000 in a rural village near the foothills of Himalayas, India, when the surgery of an 8 year old girl with burnt and fused fingers was successfully performed by a 7 year old Akrit Jaswal. Akrit Pran Jaswal is the full name of this wonder kid who was born on April 23, 1993 in Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh. The family of the burnt victim could not afford the cost of surgery and so approached Akrit who was considered as a medical genius locally. Even though he was not a doctor, he could successfully separate the girls fingers in an hour long operation and gave relief to the girl suffering for 5 years. This great achievement brought Akrit Jaswal into limelight across the world. The video on right shows the process of the surgery performed by Akrit.
As a child, Akrit developed fast and could learn languages exceptionally well, having good passion for science and anatomy. At the age of 5, Akrit started reading books of Shakespeare and also assembled a library of medical textbooks. When he was 6, Doctors at local hospitals were impressed with this wonder kid and started allowing him to observe surgeries. Inspired by this experience, Akrit began reading everything that he could on surgeries and at the age of 7, performed the surgery on burnt victim. At the age of 13, Akrit had an IQ of 146, not at the age of 7, as the message suggests, and was considered as the smartest person of his age in India. Because of this talent, Akrit could join and study BSc undergraduate course in medicine in a medical university of India while he was only 12 years old.
One more important aspect of Akrit Jaswal that brought him worldwide attention and admiration is his keenness to find a cure for cancer. The 'Firecracker Films' that investigated the story about Akrit invited him to London and meet leading medical researchers. They also asked 'Team Focus', an organization to assess the intelligence of the 12 year old boy. The team said that Akrit was exceptional in verbal and numeracy tests, but his practical tests were poor, especially in pattern matching. Due to this wide range of test results, Team Focus chose not to give Akrit a final rating. You can read about it from the reference section below. Akrit also achieved his dream of trying out his ideas of curing cancer with the researchers at Imperial College. Akrit claimed that he found a way to cure cancer, saying:
“I actually made my discovery when I was eight. I did it by reading books on cancer and getting information from the internet. My cure aims at the modification of malformed genes that cause cancer and their successful repair either by the activation of enzymes or direct modification of genotoxic drugs.”
However, Mustafa Djamgoz, a Professor who spent enough time with the boy, said:
“There’s no doubt he is a brilliant boy. He really knows his stuff and has put his heart, soul and mind into finding a cure for cancer. But his solution is not that novel. In theory it could work, but it would be premature to say he has found a cure.”
The professors at imperial college concluded that Akrit is no doubt an intelligent and confident child having tremendous medical potential, but needs to go through learning process with his regular studies. They also advised him to enjoy his child life as well. The video on right shows the same. Akrit came back to India and joined BSc UG course of medicine. Later, at the age of 17, he was working on a master's degree in applied chemistry. He even appeared on the Oprah Show featured as little genius.
The conclusion is that Akrit Jaswal is indeed an exceptional talent in terms of medical learning, who is still focused on his dream to find a cure for cancer.