Kautilya Pandit – nicknamed ‘mini encyclopaedia’ is in news in recent times for his incredible capability of answering every question within fraction of seconds. At an age of just five years and eight months Kautilya has the incredible capability of answering every question related to world geography, politics, economy, astronomy and general knowledge.
At an age when other children of his age are happy to learn the alphabets and nursery rhymes this little boy from Karnal district in Haryana talks about world geography, per capita income, gross domestic product, politics, economy, and answers questions on various topics with ease.
The “little wonder” Kautilya Pandit studies at SD Harit Modern School is run by his father Satish Sharma at Kohand village, about 20 km from Karnal. Call him Google Boy, mini Encyclopedia or a genius said he draws inspiration from his grandfather who is his “best friend”. “I don’t have friends in my class, my grandfather is my best friend,” says the wonder kid.
His grandfather, Jai Krishan Sharma, who is always there to answer his queries, says, “A friend in need is a friend indeed and I am his best friend and am always there to answer his endless questions, but we want him to enjoy his childhood as well.”
“Kautilya is God’s best gift to us. He is very curious by nature and is blessed with a photographic memory,” says proud father Satish Sharma. “We noticed Kautilya’s unusual talent that was way beyond his years, but could never imagine that he is an ocean of knowledge.” “It all began in his summer vacation when he would spend a lot of time studying the atlas and other books. And then began the questions. All our answers were met with a fresh question!” says Sharma. He understands things and that helps him retain them, he adds.
Prof CR Darolia, chairman, Kurukshetra University’s department of psychology said: “He is indeed a wonder child with an excellent memory power. It was observed that the boy was replying to all questions with utmost ease. He may have an intelligence quotient (IQ) of around 130 points, an excellent and extremely rare in his age group.”
On account of Children’s day special episode Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has asked Kautilya Pandit to come to his set of “Kaun Banega crorepati”. Kautilya will be accompanied by Actress Kajol and all the finalist of Indian Idol Junior at the hot seat opposite to Amitabh Bachchan. The programme will be show on 14th November which is celebrated as Children’s Day.