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Little boy, giant memory

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Pranav Chordia. Photo: K. Pichumani
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Pranav Chordia. Photo: K. Pichumani

Five-year-old Pranav has a unique talent of remembering days and dates.

Unlike boys his age who play cricket or watch cartoon films, this five-year-old’s interests lie elsewhere — in scanning through calendars of various years and watching Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on Sab TV. Pranav Chordia is no ordinary boy. Give him any date between 2001 and 2023 and ask him which day it was and you will get a prompt answer. He can name fruits, animals and birds from A to Z, say alphabets in reverse order and the names of the 24 Thirtankars.

Pranav was two-and-a-half years old when his parents, Vinay Chordia and Swetha, discovered that their son had an uncanny ability to remember dates volleyed at him. To encourage him further, they bought him calendars of various years that he would scan through often. “Neighbours and friends would keep quizzing him on days and dates and he would gleefully answer them,” says Vinay, a businessman and a resident of Kondithope.

The boy is a U.K.G. student of Terapanth Jain Vidyalaya and is good at studies too. Next, he want to participate in the reality show on Colour TV ‘India’s Got Talent,’ the auditions for which will held in the coming weeks. According to his father, the show has had mimicry artistes, singers and dancers as winners. “My son’s is a unique talent and it ought to be shown.”


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