Haryana government awards boy wonder Rs 10 lakh

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Five-year-old Kautilya is exceptionally good at geography

For his exceptional intelligence and memory, five-year-old boy wonder Kautilya Pandit was rewarded with Rs.10 lakh by the Haryana government on Friday.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda handed over the Rs10 lakh reward in the form of a fixed deposit and a certificate to the boy.

“The state government would provide every possible support to enable him to further excel in the field of education,” Hooda announced, after honouring the boy, a resident of a village in Karnal district, 140 km from Chandigarh.

Kautilya is exceptionally good at current affairs and general knowledge, particularly world geography.

The boy has appeared in TV news shows, and has shared the dais with superstar Amitabh Bachchan in a “Kaun Banega Crorepati” programme.IANS



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