Ananya Verma, a four-year-old girl from Lucknow, will be directly going to class ninth. This is the first time she will be going to a school.
She has been admitted to a city school and the state education department nod is awaited. “We spotted abundant talent in Ananya. We will work extra with Ananya. Her fingers are very small. She needs to be given special attention, particularly in mathematics. Our trained educators will conduct extra sessions with her,” school manager Vinod Ratra said.
Despite not getting any formal education, Ananya can still read all books like Ramayana and the Hanuman Chalisa with ease.
“We never force her to study. When I return home from the university, she insists that I help her in her studies. Her ability to grasp new topics is commendable,” Sushma, her elder sister, told HT.
She is the youngest in the family of child prodigies.
Her elder Sushma hold Limca Records for becoming the youngest matriculate at seven. Her brother Shailendra became the country’s youngest computer science graduate in 2007.
Their proud father Tej Bahadur, who is now a supervisor in the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, said it’s his children’s fame who got him this job.
“It is all God’s gift. My children wanted to study and I could not afford them good education so probably god gave them exceptional talent. My children have even built a future for their father because it was their fame that got me this job,” he said.