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SUPER KID:Nirajanidhi Gupta.— Photo: K. Ramesh Babu
SUPER KID:Nirajanidhi Gupta.— Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

Ask her about any of the 114 public representatives and the constituency they represent in the State. Pat she replies. And this is not all. She can list out the details of currency used in over 190 countries.

This is just an introduction about a four-year-old Nirajanidhi Gupta. Pursuing U.K.G, this tiny tot can answer as many as 1,300-odd questions pertaining to current affairs and general knowledge. “It all started when she was three years old. I accidently said capital of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad and she picked it up. Realising her talent I started teaching her,” her great grandfather says.

A student of Vignanvarsity School in Deshmukhi village of Nalgonda district, Nirajanidhi is brought up by her mother Pavani Gupta, a private school teacher and her great grandfather Narayana Gupta. Her father, the family claims, had deserted the mother and daughter over some trivial issues when the girl was just three months old.

The four-year-old has also learned about the portfolios of the State Ministers, more than 60 abbreviations, names of authors and their books, religious books and states of United States of America and about different cities of Australia.

Her mother tongue is Telugu but she has mastered the spelling of about 300 English words. “She wakes up at 4 a.m. and learns for just 15 minutes everyday,” Mr. Gupta says.

The family wants the government to extend some scholarship to her as a mark of appreciation. “Being poor we are facing difficulty in bringing her up. If the government extends some help, she can pursue her dream of becoming President of India,” Mr. Gupta feels.

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Four-year-old Nirajanidhi Gupta has an amazing IQ

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